Legislative Forums This Weekend

Representative Baudler
April 14: 10 a.m. Cass County Museum

Representative Drake
April 14: 10:00 a.m. P.R.I.D.E. Forum Cass County Museum

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News Briefing-Friday, April 13, 2012

  • Lawmakers start budget talks: GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Corps to release another report on 2011 flooding: GLOBEGAZETTE
  • Price Lab supporters protest regent talk: WCF COURIER
  • Senate rejects attempt to defund agencies that provide abortions: WCF COURIER\
  • GOP, Dems disagree on progress of budget talks: QC TIMES
  • New fee would improve snowmobile trails: RADIO IOWA
  • Senate blocks Branstad appointment: RADIO IOWA
  • Questions raised about tuition that goes to scholarships: REGISTER
  • In Iowa, few women get elected: SCJOURNAL
  • Senate holds 16-minute debate over abortion: RADIO IOWA
  • Iowa remains second in nation in wind power: RADIO IOWA
  • Michelle Obama in Des Moines for fundraiser: REGISTER
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Meet Tom



When legislators descend upon the Capitol and go to work on behalf of Iowans, they are joined by some of Iowa’s brightest and most talented high school students. These students spend the session (or half session) as Legislative pages – serving in the House, Senate and Legislative Services Agency. As the Speaker of the House, I have an office page that assists me and my staff, his primary responsibility being running soundboard in the chamber. I’ve asked him to share his perspective on being a page with you – meet my page, Tom.

Hello, My name is Thomas Biedenfeld, and I am a senior at Colfax-Mingo High School. During this legislative session, I have had the pleasure of serving as Speaker Paulsen’s Page.
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