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Passing policies to support our rural communities

Since I was sworn-in just six months ago, I have made it a priority to advance policies that will benefit our farmers, students, Main Street business owners, and veterans. A number of efforts that I helped lead have passed the House — including legislation that expands STEM education ...

Keep summer safe

Summer is a time for backyard adventures, bike rides, camping trips, cookouts, sports games and so much more. Summers are meant for making memories, but sometimes, along the way mishaps happen. Nevertheless, during summer it is our goal to keep you out of the emergency room and participating in ...

Vision for long-term care regulations needs new focus

Look through my eyes Shakespeare taught us, “The eyes are the window to your soul.” What happens when our vision is cloudy? Can we “see” each other? I’m certainly no Shakespeare, nor would I ever pretend to be. What I will offer, however, is when something is taken away, we certainly ...

The price isn’t right under Biden policies

President Biden’s economic policies are causing nationwide sticker shock. The price of nearly everything is higher today than it has been since Biden was last in the White House. The cost of consumer goods has gone up every month since January and the mark-up in prices over the past year is ...

Health assessment is important to improving care

This year, COVID-19 and its effects brought the awareness of personal health and the importance of living healthy to the forefront of our lives. We at UnityPoint Health want to be your partner in health in our community. In order to help us identify the priorities we are asking you to be a part ...