Des Moines —
I have learned about the different priorities of Iowans as I visit with people throughout my district. The gentleman in Knoxville shared his concerns about budget issues. He stressed his desire to come to the Capitol to watch those appropriations bills be debated. Unfortunately, he would have to find someone to transport him to Des Moines as he is unable to drive.
I shared with him there are other options to keep him informed such as watching the live streaming debate on the Iowa Legislature’s web site - https://www.legis.iowa.gov. I know many people have a sincere or vested interest in what is discussed at the Statehouse. This site keeps your government very transparent.
While I write a weekly newsletter to help keep my constituents informed, it is only a fraction of what goes on at the Capitol on a daily basis. Even though I have a front row seat, so to speak, of what is going on in the Iowa Senate, I still rely on the Legislature’s web site to keep my finger on the pulse of what is happening in Senate committee meetings and in the Iowa House. I urge you to also use the tools available to all of us to hold our legislature accountable.
I always look forward to hearing from you. Please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also join me for a local forum in your county.