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Rep. Randy Feenstra

Friday, October 22, 2021 Randy’s Roundup: Pushing back against Biden admin’s plan to weaponize the IRS Dear Friend, In this week’s roundup: The Biden administration has continued pursuing a plan that would allow the IRS to spy on your bank account; I introduced two new bills aiming to lower fuel costs by promoting biofuels; and…

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Iowa Fishing Report

Top Iowa Fishing Spots for the Week of October 21 NORTHWEST Black Hawk Lake Water temperature has dropped to the mid-50’s. Water level is about 12 inches below the crest of the spillway. Water clarity is about one foot. Black Crappie – Fair: Try along Ice House Point shore and in or on the fish house in Town Bay. Keeper-size…

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Iowa Fall Color Report

  Fall Color Report As of October 20 Report Date Area Description of Fall Color Est. Peak Viewing 10/18/2021 NE Iowa This year’s extended fall color season has been atypical. Many trees still have green leaves, which would have fallen by now most years. Day length and cooler temperatures are major cues signaling leaf drop. There probably…

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Weekly Fuel Report

Weekly Fuel Report October 14 – October 20, 2021 The price of regular unleaded gasoline was up 5 cents this week, averaging $3.14 across Iowa. Crude Oil Summary The price of global crude oil rose this week on the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) by $1.91 per barrel over last week, currently priced at $81.78. Brent…

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Weekly Iowa Crops and Weather Report

Iowa Crop Progress & Condition Week of October 18 – October 24, 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. “An active weather pattern returned to Iowa this past…

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Sen. Charles Grassley (R-Iowa)

  Monday, October 18, 2021 Grassley: Department of Justice Should Not Tell Parents to Watch Their Speech Earlier this month, Attorney General Garland released a memo instructing DOJ employees to respond to increasingly passionate school board meetings across the country. That memo talks about working to stop violence and threats of violence, which is fine.…

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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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Senator Craig Williams

  Monday, May 24, 2021 The Williams Weekly by Senator Craig Williams The 2021 session finally ended in week nineteen with a flurry of legislative activity. Thirty-three bills were passed in the Senate (one of them twice). With unanimous support Twenty-one bills passed in the Senate this week with unanimous support including HF367 exempting burial…

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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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Rep. Steven Holt

Friday, May 7, 2021 Freedom Watch: A legislative update from Representative Steven Holt Budgets & Taxes This week, the Iowa Legislature went into overtime. We were supposed to have completed our work within 110 days, by May 1st. At that point, legislators were no longer being paid per-diem, a great system to help ensure we…

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