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Bob Kressig Newsletter July 14, 2023

Greetings to you all, The Legislature adjourned on Tuesday from a special session that was ordered by the governor, to pass the governor’s anti abortion bill. Several Iowans expressed their opposition to the governor’s bill. The statewide numbers show that over 60% of Iowans support maintaining access to reproductive healthcare. Lawsuits have been filed and […]

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Bob Kressig Newsletter June 30, 2023

students. (HF 602) Expansion of the Newborn Safe Haven Act to allow a person to relinquish custody of a newborn infant to an adoption service provider. Current law allows a newborn to be relinquished to a healthcare facility or first responder. (HF 474) Strengthened approach to cracking down on Fentanyl by creating new penalties and increasing criminal penalties […]

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Bob Kressig Newsletter June 15, 2023

Greetings to you all, I toured the stormwater infrastructure program at UNI, on Tuesday. I learned about the importance of stormwater infrastructure for water quality, lessening soil erosion, and flood damages. We also discussed innovative models of conservation. Thanks for all that UNI does, to help improve our water quality and the environment in Iowa. In […]

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Bob Kressig Newsletter June 1, 2023

Greetings to you all! The 2023 Legislative session ended on May 4th. I have been busy attending several community events and meetings, since adjournment. I attended the Gold Star Teachers Award Ceremony, Mental Health Awareness Breakfast, Police Officers Memorial and the Amvets Post 49 Veteran’s Day Memorial event. Kevin Dill, who was one of the […]

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Bob Kressig Newsletter May 15, 2023

Greetings to you all! The Iowa Legislature adjourned for the year on May 4th, at 12:34 PM. The session was supposed to adjourn on April 28th, but the majority parties, in both the House and Senate, could not come to an early agreement on the state’s budgets. Thankfully, the legislature is now adjourned for the […]

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Bob Kressig Newsletter April 20, 2023

Greetings to you all, Wednesday and Thursday were hectic days as there were some major bills being debated. One of those bills is HF 647 better known as the Child Labor Bill which is a companion bill to SF 542 which was just passed in Senate earlier this week. The bill would allow kids under 16 to work up […]

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Bob Kressig Newsletter April 6, 2023

Greetings to you all, Following the second funnel week, there is little left to do, aside from finishing the budgets. The Senate has begun to have their meetings to discuss the budgets but has yet to release any of the numbers. Budgets are an extremely important part of the Legislative process and it’s always a […]

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Bob Kressig Newsletter March 30, 2023

Greetings to you all, The Second Funnel week has been in full swing, giving a second chance to some of the bills. The First Funnel week is when a bill will need to make it out of committee within the House or Senate in order to survive, otherwise, that bill is considered dead for this […]

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Bob Kressig Newsletter March 23, 2023

Greetings to all, I had a great start to my week when I met with Norman Johnson who is the Chief Executive Officer for the Family YMCA of Black Hawk County. We had an interesting discussion centered around the amazing work that the YMCA does in Black Hawk County. It helps a variety of forms […]

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Bob Kressig Newsletter March 16, 2023

Greetings to you all, On Tuesday, I met with Exceptional Persons, Inc. Exceptional Persons, is a private non-profit charitable organization. At EPI, they foster active community participation of the individuals and families we serve while respecting and encouraging their preferences and choices. They came to speak to me in order to close the gap between […]