Dems: Harvest weight proclamation aids farmers in hauling crops

Governor Branstad has signed a proclamation to allow overweight loads throughout harvest season. The proclamation took effect September 25 and expires after 60 days. The proclamation allows vehicles transporting soybeans, corn, hay, straw, silage and stover to be overweight (not exceeding 90,000 pounds gross weight) without a permit, for the duration of the proclamation.  For…

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Dems: Local REAP meetings begin this fall

Iowa’s Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) assemblies are taking place over the next several weeks, giving Iowans a chance to make a real difference for Iowa’s outdoor recreation, soil and water, historical resources, land management and more. REAP assemblies are locally led meetings where issues can be brought forth and voted upon. Delegates may also…

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Dems: Local REAP meetings begin this fall

Iowa’s Resource Enhancement and Protection (REAP) assemblies are taking place over the next several weeks, giving Iowans a chance to make a real difference for Iowa’s outdoor recreation, soil and water, historical resources, land management and more. REAP assemblies are locally led meetings where issues can be brought forth and voted upon. Delegates may also…

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GOP: Meet Our Members – Jake Highfill

GOP: Meet Our Members – Jake Highfill

Representative Jake Highfill is currently serving his second term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 39th District which includes Grimes and Johnston. Rep. Highfill is the Vice Chairman of the International Relations committee, and also serves on the Education, Local Government, and State Government committees, as well as the Transportation, Infrastructure and Capitals budget subcommittee. Jake is a…

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Dems: Iowa’s wind & sun create clean energy

Iowa is a leader in clean energy. Since 1983, Iowa has had laws on the books requiring major utilities to provide a portion of their energy from renewables. Over the years, clean energy has created jobs, boosted our economy, lowered energy bills and made our environment healthier. Iowa’s known for its wind, and we’ve done…

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GOP: Meet Our Members – Lee Hein

GOP: Meet Our Members – Lee Hein

Representative Lee Hein is currently serving his third term in the Iowa House.  He represents Iowa’s 96th District, which includes Anamosa, Manchester, and Monticello. Rep. Hein serves as an Assistant Majority Leader and is on the Administration & Rules, Agriculture, State Government, Transportation, and Ways & Means committees. Lee was born in Monticello, Iowa. He attended Iowa…

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Dems: Homegrown fuel is good for Iowa

Iowa has a generous supply of energy producing resources. In addition to wind and our emerging solar industry, Iowa is a leader in homegrown biofuels, which expand markets for farmers, support rural jobs and economies, give drivers choices at the pump and reduce our reliance on foreign oil. This year, the Legislature voted to continue…

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Dems: Homegrown fuel is good for Iowa

Iowa has a generous supply of energy producing resources. In addition to wind and our emerging solar industry, Iowa is a leader in homegrown biofuels, which expand markets for farmers, support rural jobs and economies, give drivers choices at the pump and reduce our reliance on foreign oil. This year, the Legislature voted to continue…

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Dems: Clean air for health & economic growth

We depend on the work of the air quality bureau at the Department of Natural Resources (DNR) to ensure clean Iowa air that meets standards set out in law. Iowa businesses turn to the bureau to help them meet these standards and provide them with the approval needed to operate. When a company wants to…

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