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WEEK SIX In my last newsletter I talked about our school funding bill that passed the House and the ongoing discussions about supplemental school funding.  Thursday afternoon the House passed a bill for an additional $27.2 million for schools offering in-person learning.  This bill will help...
88th General Assembly: This was the sixth week of the legislative session, and the Senate passed several bills during the week, including several I managed on the floor. One of these was Senate File 364. It conforms state income tax code to the most recent federal tax change, allowing the...
Echoes from the Loafers' Club Meeting Twenty below zero temperatures are one of those things that make memories. I'll remember my eyelids freezing open. I didn't say they'd be good memories. Driving by Bruce's drive I have a wonderful neighbor named Bruce. Whenever I pass his drive, thoughts...
Echoes from the Loafers' Club Meeting I had a chance to win $500 on a radio show. They asked me how many strings a clarinet has. I guessed five. That was wrong. I know. I should have said four. Driving by Bruce's drive I have a wonderful neighbor named Bruce. Whenever I pass his drive,...
Week Five This week was again filled with committee meetings and floor debate. Wednesday evening, we debated and passed 25 bills with bipartisan support.  The total vote on the 25 bills was 2,298 to 43.  Six pieces of legislation addressed the child care shortage I discussed in my last newsletter...
88th General Assembly: It was another busy week at the Capitol. This week was full of subcommittee meetings, committee meetings and some debate. I mentioned last week that I had a forum in New Hampton on Saturday. We had a great discussion on many topics, including window tint, tenure in...
Week Four This week the focus was on subcommittee meetings, amending bills and passing bills out of committees.  Floor debate this week consisted of several small technical bills and an education bill that eliminates voluntary diversity plans.  Only a handful of schools in our state have these...
88th General Assembly: Last week was a crazy whirlwind of a week both legislatively and personally.  Due to the passing of my father-in-law, I was excused from the Capitol and was home with my wife and family.  One thing I have always held true in life is that family always comes first and I was...
Following is something written by Elaine Bergan. Her daughter, Diane, submitted it this past fall. Elaine passed away last week. The Anchor will miss the stories she shared of Maple Court and her life. By Elaine Bergan Education is somewhat different from days of yore for many of us. With school...
Echoes from the Loafers' Club Meeting What’s up? I’m trying to remember what day this is. That sounds exciting. It is when I get it right. Driving by Bruce's drive I have a wonderful neighbor named Bruce. Whenever I pass his drive, thoughts occur to me. My wife wanted to go out to eat for her...

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