Many major bills are still under negotiation, including school reform, property tax reform and mental health care reform. We have much work to do to finish the session by the scheduled May 3 deadline.
On a different note, the Statehouse hosted a bi-annual event this week for former state legislators who have died during the last two years.
It was a beautiful, dignified and meaningful ceremony attended by family members and many state employees.
Please stay in contact with me. Also, consider signing up for my electronic newsletter at www.senate.iowa.gov/senator/hart.
Thanks to everyone who has e-mailed, called or written to express your views on legislation. I appreciate your input.
As always, you can call me during the week at (515) 281-3371 or on the weekends at (563) 210-1252. E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Senator Rita Hart represents Clinton County and northern Scott County in the Iowa Senate.