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Opinion

District 53 Newsletter: Jan. 12, 2023

Editorials

The 2023 legislative session is off to a great start. We have heard Gov. Reynolds’ Condition of the State Address, from Chief Justice Christiansen’s Condition of the Judiciary address, and Major General Benjamin Corell’s Condition of the Guard address. Iowa is strong in every aspect. ...

Dengler Domain: Education

Local Columns

I did not plan to write another Iowa education article, but with the opening of the Iowa legislative session last week, the changes to the recent bill are worth noting. If the bill passes, it will fundamentally change how education will work in Iowa. According to the Iowa Capital Dispatch, ...

From the Desk of Senator Giddens

Editorials

As we begin Iowa’s 2023 legislative session, I wanted to take a moment to reintroduce myself. I’m Eric Giddens and I’m proud to represent you in the Iowa Senate. I represent Senate District 38, which includes Cedar Falls, Hudson, Evansdale, Elk Run Heights, Gilbertville, Washburn, and ...

District 53 Newsletter

Editorials

It’s a new year, and that means a new legislative session is upon us. It is an honor and a privilege to be able to serve the new Legislative District 53, thank you to all my constituents for putting your trust in me. The Iowa Legislature has already been at work developing plans and ...

Center for Rural Affairs: 2023 Iowa Legislative Priorities

Editorials

Lawmakers in Iowa will debate a host of issues during the 2023 legislative session, including energy and water quality. Relevant developments concerning priority legislation will be shared via email. Visit cfra.org/signup or email outreach@cfra.org for updates. What do you think? Let us ...

Dengler Domain: Upcoming

Local Columns

This upcoming Iowa state legislative session will be one of the most consequential ones in years. This may be hyperbole, but the potential impact this session could have on public education in Iowa indicates otherwise. Iowa has long been the face of public education. For Pete’s sake, our ...

Dengler Domain: Happy New Year!

Local Columns

It is the end of the year and time to reflect on what the year was. Learn from the good and the bad to make next year a different one from the past. It is cliché, but why not make some new year’s resolutions? I have never been one to make firm and hard resolutions, but they can be a good ...

Update from the Iowa Capitol

Editorials

I wish each of you holidays that are full of warmth and cheer. As we celebrate with family and friends, we are also looking ahead to the year to come. May it bring peace, love, and joy to all of us. If I can be of help now or in the year ahead, please call me at 515-371-5990 or email me at ...