Governor Reynolds delivered a speech tonight that was detached from reality. The Governor refused to use her prime time speech to encourage Iowans to wear masks, practice social distancing, or to offer any plan for how vaccinations will be distributed at more than its current snail’s pace. The Governor offered platitudes and asked for a […]
Senate President Jake Chapman (R-Adel) Friends, family, colleagues, returning and newly-elected members, – It is my humble honor and privilege to welcome you to the 89th General Assembly. As we prepare to tackle the issues and challenges of today may we take a quick moment to reflect on our past? This year, we will celebrate […]
This year in communities all over Iowa, the holiday season kicked off with long lines of idling cars. Our neighbors were not waiting to see displays of Christmas lights. They were not lining up to be first for the best shopping deals. They were not stuck in bumper to bumper holiday traffic. All over our […]
I’m someone who has lived in the reality of an abusive relationship. So I get angry when I see Joni Ernst’s commercials claiming that she is an advocate for survivors.
Our leaders should be working to prevent deaths in Iowa, and slow the spread of the virus.
At the end of my first full session as State Senator representing Cedar Falls, Hudson, and southwest Waterloo, here’s my report on selected highlights of this year’s session: three good decisions, three bad decisions, and three decisions put off until next year.
Governor Kim Reynolds is misrepresenting workers’ legal protections during the health emergency she declared.
She is not the Pastor-in-Chief of the state.
We have the opportunity to slow this surge and allow our facilities to properly care for our state’s residents As a registered nurse, I find the minimal efforts taken by our Governor alarming.
The toll COVID-19 will have on Iowans remains to be seen. As Iowans hunker down and brace for the impact of the virus, our senators must take each and every opportunity to put Iowans first.