Saturday, October 25, 2014

State Ends Year with $1 Billion in the Bank; Projects 4.8 % Growth for Next Year

The state’s non-partisan budget experts met this week and reported the state has a balanced budget with over $1 bil ...

Now Hiring Communications Interns for 2015 Session

Communications Internship Democratic Caucus – Iowa House of Representatives Description: Interns will work directly ...

Protecting Seniors, Children and Vulnerable Iowans

Iowa’s older population is expected to grow significantly over the next decade. In the next three years alone, Iowa ...

Help for First Time Farmers

Iowans wanting to get into agriculture must overcome numerous hurdles. In order to keep Iowa’s agricultural economy ...

Iowa’s Community Colleges Provide Good Economic Return

A new report shows community college career and technical education programs provide a good economic return for Iow ...

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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 10-24-14

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 10-24-14

    Over the last 50 years, many rural communities have experienced a significant decline in population.  We all must work together to re-populate rural Iowa and capitalize on the strengths of rural communities to create good jobs and impro ...

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Meet the Candidate: Phyllis Thede HD 93

Meet the Candidate: Phyllis Thede HD 93

Phyllis Thede was honored to begin her first term in the General Assembly on January 12, 2009. She is now serving her 3rd term in the Iowa House of Representatives. She represents the families of Bettendorf/Davenport. Phyllis currently serves on the ...

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Meet the Candidate: Kristi Keast HD 95

Meet the Candidate: Kristi Keast HD 95

Kristi Keast is committed to live, work, and serve in the state of Iowa. Her roots run deep in the state as a fifth generation Iowan. Kristi was born and raised in Southwest Iowa on the family farm near Griswold. Her parents, Randall and Phyllis Baie ...

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Meet the Candidate: Frank Wood HD 92

Meet the Candidate: Frank Wood HD 92

Frank Wood of Eldridge is in his 41st year as a public educator. He has worked 14 years as a teacher/coach and 27 years as an administrator. He is currently the Associate Principal at North Scott High School. He received his BA in Physical Education ...

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Meet the Candidate: John Dabeet HD 91

Meet the Candidate: John Dabeet HD 91

John Dabeet is married to Abeer, and has five year old twin boys Nabeel & Anton. John is the Chair of Business Department and Economics and Statistics professor at Muscatine Community College. Also, he is the President of Muscatine Sister Cities ...

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Meet the Candidate: Cindy Winckler HD 90

Meet the Candidate: Cindy Winckler HD 90

Cindy Winckler is serving her 7th term in the Iowa House. She has been a member of Economic Development budget subcommittee, ranking member of Labor and Industrial Relations committee, and chair and ranking member of Education Appropriations budget s ...

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Meet the Candidate: Jim Lykam HD 89

Meet the Candidate: Jim Lykam HD 89

Jim Lykam is serving his 7th term in the Iowa House. He is a Ranking Member of the Transportation committee. He also serves on the Commerce, Natural Resources, Transportation, Infrastructure and Capitols budget subcommittees. Jim was born and raised ...

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