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We’ve heard a lot of discussions about the federal Affordable Care Act since it was proposed nearly four years ago. Preliminary reports indicated it would provide affordable healthcare to all Americans. Iowans and Americans are now being told their insurance premiums are rising.
Heartsill Report: A tale of two budgets
This past week House Republicans unveiled their proposed budget for the upcoming fiscal year. Obviously, as a member of the majority party, I view this budget as a more balanced and sustainable approach than that offered by the Democrat-controlled Senate. For starters, the House budget protects priority services in the areas of education, health and human services, and public safety while at the same time spending less than what the state will take in.
More information about Postal Service
To the Editor: The latest announcement by the Postmaster General requires a little background. Neither the Postmaster General, nor anyone else, can unilaterally enforce a switch to five-day delivery without Congressional approval. Prior to 2006, Con
- Slices of Life: Warriors give all for the team By Jill Pertler The warrior enters the arena prepared for battle, or at least an extensive period of intense physical, mental and vocal workout. She has marched to a similar beat on previous occasions and knows the drill as well as any sergeant. This
- The end for the GOP? There are times I'd like to write about something other than national politics, but it is such a mess, it's hard to hold it in. That, and when there are so many things that are going wrong, that either have, or will have an impact on Marion County, i
Don’t fire her because she’s beautiful
In late December, the all-male Iowa Supreme Court upheld a lower-court ruling that a dental assistant could be fired because she was so hot that she constituted a threat to her boss’ marriage. I checked the date on the Associated Press story. It was indeed 2012 and not 1812.
The SInclair Report
There has been a lot of buzz following Sunday’s Big Game about the moving ad featuring Paul Harvey’s “Farmer” commercial. To my family, neighbors, friends and the thousands of Iowans who support their families through agriculture, let me thank you for helping make Iowa such a great place to live.
My recent trip to the Capitol revealed surprises: Iowa wants clean water but has the fox guarding the chickens there, and even more amazing – our Governor wants Iowa to become the healthiest state but he rejects the expanded Medicaid that our federal government offers!
In the House of Wood
I support Gov. Terry Branstad's decision to not expand Medicaid in Iowa.
This Week in the Iowa House
Since the economic downturn that hit in 2008, Iowa's vibrant economy has helped build unprecedented revenue growth and surplus funds for the state. We've generally outperformed the rest of the nation the last five years with a lower unemployment rate, quicker recovery, and fiscal discipline that has generated today's record surplus.
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