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Neighbors Growing Together | Sep 26, 2018

Staying in Touch This Session

By Kevin Kinney

The Iowa Legislature gaveled in on Jan. 12 for the 2015 session. It was an honor to sign my name in the official register as the new senator for the people of Senate District 39, which includes Keokuk, Washington and Johnson counties.
With the Legislature now in session, I want to make sure you know what’s happening at the Statehouse.
I’ll send out an e-mail newsletter on the key issues we address from week-to-week in the Senate. I’ll also participate in local forums, where we’ll have a chance to talk face-to-face. On Saturday, Jan. 31, at 9:30 a.m., I will be at the Johnson County League of Women Voters Forum at the North Liberty City Council Chamber.
There are several online resources to help you stay informed as well. Please check out my Senate Web page at www.senate.iowa.gov/senator/kinney, and share this site with others who might be interested in signing up for my newsletter, connecting with me on Facebook or checking out my Senate photos.
At our caucus Web site, www.senate.iowa.gov/democrats, you’ll find:
• Articles on legislation, current events, grant opportunities and state resources.
• Summaries of bills voted on in Senate committees and in the chamber.
• Social media links to connect with Senate Democrats via Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
At www.legis.iowa.gov, the Iowa Legislature’s official site, you can watch live debate in the Senate and House, track bills of interest, review what’s happening in legislative committees, and even arrange a free tour of the Statehouse if you plan to visit.
Most important, I want you to know that I am here to listen and represent the people in my district. When you share your concerns and ideas, you’re helping me do my job. I especially look forward to input related to the committees I serve on.
For my first session in the Legislature, I am proud to serve as vice-chair of the Agriculture & Natural Resources Budget Subcommittee. I also am a member of the Agriculture, Education, Government Oversight, Judiciary, and Natural Resources & Environment committees.
To contact me during the week, call the Senate Switchboard at 515-281-3371. Otherwise, I can be reached at 319-631-4667. E-mail me at kevin.kinney@legis.iowa.gov.