Ten students from St. Patrick Catholic School were named this week as Shining Knights for January. The students were recognized for consistently being responsible throughout the month. January’s Shining Knights included Collins Brelsford, Ezra Farmer, Sebastian Farmer, Robert Heady, Ellie Hughes, Kilee Hughes, Aneleya Lepe-Godoy, Bianca Lopez-Casas,  Maddie McDevitt andContinue Reading

One major event this week was the release of the Senate Republican tax relief proposal.  During the first week of session, Senate leaders spoke about the priority of tax relief.  The Governor released her proposal last week, after dedicating a portion of her Condition of the State speech to theContinue Reading

Jan. 6 congressional panel subpoenas bogus pro-Trump electors from 7 states 1

WASHINGTON — The congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol subpoenaed on Friday 14 people from seven states who participated as fake electors following the 2020 presidential election. Groups from Arizona, Georgia, Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin all allegedly sent in lists of so-called alternate electors to the National Archives. The groups hadContinue Reading

D.C. Dispatch: Iowa delegation focuses on global supply chain, Russia-Ukraine conflict 3

Several domestic priorities for Democrats have stalled in D.C.: The “Build Back Better” Act needs a revamp to get Sen. Joe Manchin on board, and the Senate was unable to get around the filibuster and pass voting rights legislation. So, Iowa’s delegation turned their focus this week to international relations.Continue Reading

This was the third week of the 2022 legislative session. This week, the Iowa Recycling Association and the Iowa Society of Solid Waste Operations stopped by the Capitol to let legislators know about their priorities for this session. Among them is a transition to sustainable materials management system, modernizing Iowa’sContinue Reading

Dear Republicans of the Iowa Legislature, I thought for sure I was reading it wrong but right there it is – the Iowa legislature MANDATING to private companies!  It was my understanding throughout this entire pandemic the Iowa legislature’s stance was it does NOT feel that is should make lawsContinue Reading