Opinion

02/21/2017 - 5:02pm
Dominoes      There are many aspects of Iowa education that could be debated, from methods of school funding, to who should actually supply funding, to best practices of academic success. But what can’t be argued is the fact that the last several decades have shown the priority education is to our legislators.      This week, The Chronicle reported a...
02/21/2017 - 5:01pm
31 Days Later      So are we tired of winning yet?      Hard to believe it's been only a month since Donald Trump became the President of the United States. Can it have really only been thirty days since the newly elected President stood up in front of a memorial for killed CIA agents and lied about the...
02/21/2017 - 5:01pm
Woody to Arlo; Now That's Progress.     At a recent musical event, we had a moment to stand and stretch while singing Woody Guthrie's “This Land is Your Land.” A gentleman nearby held his Korean War Veteran hat over his heart as if we were singing “The Star Spangled Banner.”     Guthrie...
02/21/2017 - 5:00pm
Scrapping Iowans’ health security is an attack on workers      The last couple weeks at the Statehouse, we’ve been focused on standing up to an attack on hard-working Iowans. I’m standing up because I believe law enforcement officers, fire fighters, teachers, nurses and other Iowa workers deserve fairness and...
02/21/2017 - 4:59pm
A win for taxpayers      Members worked hard this week as we debated reforms to the state’s collective bargaining laws.  On Thursday afternoon, both the House and Senate passed House File 291 and sent it the Governor, where we expect him to sign the bill into law.      These much needed reforms...
02/14/2017 - 4:59pm
The Allegory of the Pancake Breakfast      Normally I use this space to explore the nuts and bolts of policy as well as global issues as they pertain to America. There are a plethora of policy issues that can be addressed currently, so much so it’s hard to figure out which one to breakdown first.     ...
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