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Government

  • House Report: Meaning what you say- an elected official declines his paycheck

    One of the most common sentiments I hear from Iowans is Washington does not play by the same set of rules as the rest of us. Iowans, like most folks, just want fairness and accountability. That is the primary reason I ran for Congress, to hold the federal government accountable.
    The first piece of legislation I introduced as a member of Congress – H.Res.250 – notes “Congress should pass no law that would exempt from its obligations or provide any other special consideration to elected or appointed federal officials or any other federal employee.”

  • From Your Capitol Hill: Sen. Tom Shipley, District 11

    As the session starts to wind down, there are days with little going on, followed by a flurry of activity.
    I serve on the Judiciary Committee, which deals with numerous criminal code issues. There is a move in this country for sentencing and incarceration reform. Too often, the way we do things in criminal justice costs way too much and has little impact on crime. And sometimes, we have made it too easy for someone to avoid punishment by having too short of a time frame to bring charges.
    Some bills critical to these points are:

  • From Your Capitol Hill: Sen. Tom Shipley, District 11

    As the session starts to wind down, there are days with little going on, followed by a flurry of activity. 

    I serve on the Judiciary Committee, which deals with numerous criminal code issues. There is a move in this country for sentencing and incarceration reform. Too often, the way we do things in criminal justice costs way too much and has little impact on crime. And sometimes, we have made it too easy for someone to avoid punishment by having too short of a time frame to bring charges.

  • Statehouse report: Week of March 14

    Tax Relief on the Way

    This week, the House and Senate voted to provide significant tax relief to a multitude of Iowans by coupling with the federal tax code and clarifying a sales tax exemption for supplies used by manufacturers.

    Coupling

    House File 2433 couples with the federal tax code which provides certainty to taxpayers and decreases the tax liability for more than 177,000 Iowans.

  • From the Statehouse: District 11 Report

    Supplemental State Aid Negotiations Continue

  • Meet the Candidates: Mark Johnson

     

     

    Education: 1970 Graduate ROCHS, attended NWMSC 1 ½ years studying industrial arts, Iowa Western Comm. College received Associate Degree in Electric Technology, continued education at UNO in Electronic Engineering Program.

  • City council approves second round of building codes

     The adoption of building codes for properties in Red Oak was the topic of discussion at yet another city council meeting last week. 

    At last Monday’s meeting, the council voted on the readings for building codes, residential codes and maintenance codes. 

  • An Interview with a Senator (VIDEO)
  • Sieck wins House District 23 special election

    After a special election on Tuesday, the vacant House District 23 seat will be filled by David Sieck of Glenwood.

    Sieck was nominated against Steven Adams (D-Red Oak) and election results show that Sieck won over 72 percent of the vote. Adams had 27 percent of the vote. 

  • David Sieck political profile

    Answered by David Sieck

    Education: I graduated from Glenwood Community High School and have attended Iowa State University and Iowa Western Community College. I have an Iowa Real Estate Saleperson’s License.