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Rep. Randy Feenstra

Friday, November 19, 2021 Randy’s Roundup: Democrats pass most radical expansion of government in recent history Dear Friend, In this week’s roundup: My thoughts on the so-called Build Back Better Act; I introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation to tackle price discovery and transparency in the cattle market, and I joined a resolution that seeks to nullify…

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Rep. Steven Holt

Friday, November 19, 2021 Freedom Watch: The Power of Incrementalism In my seven years serving in the Iowa House, I have come to appreciate the power and effectiveness of incremental change to accomplish policy objectives. My lack of patience makes this difficult to accept, but the reality is that it can sometimes be an effective…

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Iowa Fishing Report

  Top Iowa Fishing Spots for the Week of November 18 NORTHWEST Arrowhead Lake The courtesy dock at the boat ramp has been removed for the season. Black Hawk Lake The fish cleaning station is closed for the season. The courtesy dock at the State Marina boat ramp will remain in place year-round. Water temperatures…

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Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)

  Wednesday, November 17, 2021 Prepared Floor Remarks by U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa  Inflation has Reached an Out-of-Control Level  Wednesday, November 17, 2021  VIDEO Inflation soared to a 31-year high in October. Now, it seems President Biden and his allies are sensing inflation may endanger their reckless tax and spending agenda. As a result, they…

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Weekly Fuel Report

Weekly Fuel Report November 4 – November 10, 2021 The price of natural gas fell 76 cents at the Henry Hub reporting site and is currently priced at $4.89/MMbtu. Crude Oil Summary The price of global crude oil rose this week on the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) by $.94 per barrel over last week, currently…

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Weekly Iowa Crops and Weather Report

Iowa Crop Progress & Condition Week of November 8 – November 14, 2021 Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Mike Naig commented today on the Iowa Crop Progress and Condition report released by the USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service. The report is released weekly from April through November. “The first snowflakes of the season flew late last…

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Iowa Fall Color Report

  Fall Color Report As of November 3 Report Date Area Description of Fall Color Est. Peak Viewing 10/29/2021 NE Iowa There is still plenty of fall color in northeast Iowa. A drive along the Mississippi River is worth the effort with vibrant colors still in abundance.  It is unusual to see this much leaf…

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Senator Craig Williams

  Friday, November 5, 2021 The Williams Weekly by Senator Craig Williams Senate District 6 Mark Twain once said, “If you know you have to swallow a frog, swallow it first thing in the morning.” So, let’s swallow the frog here. I do not plan to primary either Senator Schultz or Representative Best for their…

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Rep. Brian Best (Iowa House District 12)

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 Newsletter for the Final Week Last Thursday May 24, 2021 at approximately 11:30 PM the Legislative Session ended at the Capitol.  The term for ending the session is called Sine Die, which in Latin means to adjourn for the last time.  The session was interesting to say the least.  There were…

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Sen. Jason Schultz

  The Schultz Perspective by Senator Jason Schultz Friday, May 21, 2021 As America’s mainstream culture continues to devolve from a Christian values based-representative republic to a mob-rule, squeaky-wheel type democracy, the issues get more and more extreme.  Unheard-of-before issues supported by very few rise to the surface, while the vast majority of citizens are shouted…

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