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Editorials

The Missing Link: Lincoln Highway Bridge and Community Involvement

What a great weekend down in Tama for the Lincoln Highway Bridge Festival! The weather was beautiful and it appeared to me that everyone was having a great time. I had the pleasure of helping Tama EMS raise money to better serve their communities by getting dunked numerous times in the Dunk ...

Wulf’s Weekly Roundup: 2024 Legislative Session Accomplishments

The 2024 legislative session ended in climatic fashion at 4:23AM on April 20, 2024. We were able to pass good legislation that will have a positive impact for the people of Iowa. Here are some of the major accomplishments from this year’s session. *Raised beginning teacher pay to the 5th ...

From the Desk of Senator Giddens: Glad to Be Back in the Cedar Valley

Greetings friends and neighbors! Since the legislative session adjourned in the wee hours of the morning on April 20, it has been great to be back at home in the Cedar Valley visiting with constituents, attending meetings and events across the district, and enjoying the beautiful spring ...

District 53 Newsletter: May 3, 2024 Edition

We reached the end of the 2024 Legislative Session in the early hours of Saturday, April 20. We were in session for 103 days, including 37 days of voting on the House Floor. We passed 295 bills in the House, and 85% of these bills, 252, were non-partisan votes. I want to share with you what I ...

From the Desk of Senator Giddens: The 2024 Legislative Session Ends

Greetings friends and neighbors! Just before 3:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 20, the Iowa Senate adjourned for the year. About an hour later, the House of Representatives adjourned, concluding the 2024 legislative session. The final day was a marathon, with lots of bills making their way to the ...

Lucas Dvorak for Tama County Sheriff

In the heart of Iowa, Tama County is on the brink of a pivotal change. Lucas Dvorak, a name synonymous with dedication, expertise, and community involvement, has announced his candidacy for the position of Tama County Sheriff. With nearly 15 years of commendable service within the Sheriff's ...

District 53 Newsletter: April 18, 2024 Edition

We are in week 15 of the session with the intention of finishing up the budget and policy work yet this week, possibly working through till Saturday. As I finish this newsletter at 7:30 Thursday evening, we are preparing to debate five of these budget bills this evening. The first budget we ...

The Solution is in Your Hands

It’s time to be honest with you. You’re the problem. Every year about this time we warn you, the motoring public, that highway work is beginning across the country. State Police, State Departments of Transportation, workers, Unions, OSHA, and more; we produce public service ...