Sinclair "frustrated" by lack of progress in Senate
The Iowa Legislature has been in session for six weeks, and Sen. Amy Sinclair (R-District 14) is "frustrated" that there has been little progress made in the State Senate.
Grassley: Homeland Security may be monopolizing ammo market
Following a meeting with a Knoxville High School government class Wednesday afternoon, Sen. Chuck Grassley was asked why the Department of Homeland Security has purchased a great deal of ammunition in recent weeks. Grassley admitted he didn't know why, but speculated that the department may be trying to monopolize the market.
President Obama reappoints Gov. Branstad Co-Chair of Council of Governors
President Barack Obama today reappointed Gov. Terry E. Branstad co-chair of the ten-governor Council of Governors. Branstad was first named to the Council as co-chair by President Obama in March 2011.
- Sinclair legislative update Sen. Amy Sinclair updated us on the happenings in the Iowa Senate.
- Heartsill legislative update Rep. Greg Heartsill updated us on the week in the Iowa Legislature.
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.
Governor announces celebration year for Chinese partnership
The year 2013 marks the 30th Anniversary of the Hebei Province, PRC and State of Iowa Sister State relationship. During those 30 years, Iowa and Hebei have participated in many projects. Throughout 2013 there will be events statewide that will be held to commemorate this important relationship.
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