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Sen. Mary Jo Wilhelm: Stopping Bullying In Iowa Schools

By Sen. Mary Jo Wilhelm (February Update) Bullying can devastate children, families and communities, with effects on kids sometimes lasting into adulthood. It’s a serious problem that warrants a thoughtful, informed, appropriate response from policymakers and other adults. In 2007, the Legislature voted to require all school districts to have anti-harassment/anti-bullying policies, to make complaint

Rolando: Gas Tax Would Help County

CHARLES CITY- Floyd and Chickasaw County Engineer Dusty Rolando says it is “Time for a Dime.”  Rolando spoke to Floyd County Supervisors Tuesday about the “Time for a Dime” campaign to raise the gas tax.  Rolando says an increase in the gas tax will bring in a substantial amount of money for both Floyd and

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Capitol Comments from Rep. Todd Prichard – February 2014

By Representative Todd Prichard It was a busy week in the legislature.  Committee work is well underway as we try to evaluate and decide what bills will go to the floor for debate and approval.  The House Veterans Affairs Committee has approved a bill to give veterans preference in hiring and promotions by small businesses.


U.S. Senate Candidates Talk Issues

CHARLES CITY- All six Republican U.S. Senate Candidates were in Charles City Monday as part of a forum hosted by the Republican Party. Candidate Matt Whitaker, a former U.S. Attorney for the Southern portion of Iowa, says throughout his campaign he has heard from many Iowans about the Affordable Care Act. State Senator Joni Ernst

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Capitol Comments from Rep. Todd Prichard

Capitol Comments, 1-17-14 By Representative Todd Prichard Greetings from the State House in Des Moines.  The 2014 Legislative session kicked off this week.  I know a lot of reports predict that this session will not be a long session.  While there may not be much by way of “Landmark” legislation this session, there is much

Republican businessman to run for US House

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A conservative Republican who owns a construction company is entering the race for the U.S. House seat being vacated by retiring Rep. Tom Latham. Robert Cramer announced Friday that he will seek the congressional seat. The 46-year-old from Johnston has long been involved in conservative causes, including serving on the

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Prichard: 2014 Session Set to Focus on Jobs and the Middle Class

DES MOINES– As the 2014 Iowa State Legislature gets underway, State Representative Todd Prichard of Charles City says his top priority is to create jobs. In a press release, Prichard says more economic security needs to be established for middle class families through initiatives like raising the minimum wage, freezing tuition, and expanding job training.