Archives: Linda Upmeyer / Articles

Archives: Linda Upmeyer / Articles

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    Accountability in Education

    Ensuring that our kids are prepared for college, a career, and real life is something that families as well as policy leaders view as a top priority.  The process starts …

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    State Solutions to Make Health Care Affordable

    A topic on the minds of many Iowans and Americans as a whole is the issue of health care.  In Iowa, we spent a lot of time addressing many of …

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    Reining in the Federal Government

    Over the last decade, you would be hard-pressed to find many Americans who are pleased with the United States Congress.  While Republicans, Democrats, and Independents struggle to find consensus on …

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    Minimum Wage Levels — Let the States and Free Markets Decide

    There is a wide variation in opinions on the minimum wage at both the national and state levels.  Some would prefer minimum wages ranging from $15 to more than $20 …

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    Investing in Infrastructure

    Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C. to meet with President Trump.  I joined other Governors, Mayors, and Speakers from across the country as the …

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    Health Care and the Individual Insurance Market

    Iowa once had a stable and affordable health insurance market. Premiums were low, consumers had several choices, and our uninsured rate was lower than the national average. We also had …

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    Letter: Iowa Speaker Linda Upmeyer Praises Federalism

    Dear ALEC Members and Friends, It is my pleasure to introduce the ALEC Center to Restore the Balance of Government. Federalism is a particular passion of mine, and I have …