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Editorial: Where does ‘enough’ end?
Opinions/Editorials · March 05, 2015
Every school wants more money, and not just in Iowa. Yet we can’t decide where “enough” ends and where smart planning, good teachers and parent involvement do the rest.

Senate Update: STEM preps Iowans for skilled jobs
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · March 05, 2015
The Legislature has worked hard to bolster efforts to position Iowa’s young people and the state’s economy for growth in high-skill jobs and industries.

Your Capitol Voice: Fuel tax, funeral protests and a budget
by Bobby Kaufmann, State Representative · Opinions/Editorials · March 05, 2015
As we approach the funnel deadline, my workweek is varied and fast-paced. Sometimes I even have to remind myself what day of the week it is.

Editorial: Before changing speeds
Opinions/Editorials · February 19, 2015
State Rep. Bobby Kaufmann said Saturday a proposal by seven Republican legislators to raise the speed limit on rural sections of interstate highways to 75 miles per hour may not get far in the Iowa legislature.

Senate Update: Ensuring state government works for us
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · February 19, 2015
Do our state agencies need to buy digital cameras from a Massachusetts company?

Your Capitol Voice: Welcoming feedback on fuel tax
by Bobby Kaufmann, State Representative · Opinions/Editorials · February 19, 2015
We are fast approaching the funnel deadline and bills are coming in a flurry.
Any Representative or Senator can file a bill but for it to get to the House or Senate floor, it has to make it through a subcommittee and a full committee.

Letter: Here’s how to fix school and the Iowa State Fair
Opinions/Editorials · February 19, 2015
To better break the school year between its two semesters, how about the Governor-For-Life-That-Likes-To-Tell-Folks-What-They-Must-Do (GFLTLTTFWTMD) either tells Our State Fair to start and end earlier or he moves Christmas well into the following year.

Editorial: Tourism vs. education
Opinions/Editorials · February 12, 2015
The strong interconnectivity between school districts — especially high schools and colleges — and local control ought to decide when school starts each year, not state law, the governor nor tourism.

Senate Update: Improving access to quality health care
by Bob Dvorsky, State Senator · Opinions/Editorials · February 12, 2015
Becoming the healthiest state in the country isn’t just about eating nutritious foods and making time for exercise.

Speaking Volumes: Walk through Hundred-Foot Journey
by Nick Shimmin, WB Public Library · Opinions/Editorials · February 12, 2015
I may be slightly biased, but in the services and programs that the library offers, one stands out heavily to me as one that never receives as much attention as it should.

Your Capitol Voice: 1.25% just a starting point for schools
by Bobby Kaufmann, State Representative · Opinions/Editorials · February 12, 2015
As promised, this week I want to discuss education funding. I sat down and visited with Sam Miller and Kevin Hatfield, Superintendents at Solon and West Branch last week, and I want to thank them for their insight.

Editorial: Here’s to snow-free roads
Opinions/Editorials · February 05, 2015
Just want to take a moment to thank the snowplow drivers and their efforts over the weekend to keep this city’s roads as clean as possible during a snowstorm that started off wet and slippery and transitioned into powdery and slippery over a 24-hour-plus event.

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