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Iowa lawmaker drives tractor to statehouse to honor grandpa

After a 15-hour day at the Iowa State Capitol Tuesday, Rep. Rob Taylor climbed aboard his tractor and made his way through a nearly deserted downtown Des Moines toward home. The Republican from West Des Moines opted to trade in his usual ride for the tractor, just for the day, to honor his grandfather’s 84th [...] Read more »

Taylor: Schools get first bite of pie

House Republicans released their 2016 general fund budget targets, and for the fifth year in a row, we have proposed a budget that spends less than the state will take in. For fiscal year 2016, the state would spend $7,168,144,634. This amounts to a 2.48 percent increase in state spending and spends 99.9 percent of [...] Read more »