Iowa General Assembly May Return

Already, Democrats (including Governor Culver) are talking about the General Assembly holding a special session in response to the flooding in Iowa.

We better have a good reason to do this.  It will cost money we don’t have.  On the other hand, there may be enough need to justify the expense, but I hope there is adequate review of that ahead of time.

That said, I’m glad that the politicians are taking strong leadership in communicating that the state will do whatever is necessary to meet the needs of displaced and otherwise affected citizens of Iowa.

I have not found enough information yet on anything FEMA is doing, although I heard Governor Culver mention that some portion of the 83 counties that have been affected have been approved for federal aid.

I’ll say that I appreciate the Federal Government’s actions in aiding the needs of the Midwest at this time.  I’ll also say I, and many other Iowans, want to be able to do as much as possible ourselves, and not have FEMA come in and just fix/run everything.  I’m not seeing that happen just yet, so perhaps this will be an effective dynamic as we work through the recovery period.

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Mr. Smith is the Publisher of The Conservative Reader. He is Partner/Owner of Ambrosia Web Technology as well as a Systems Architect for Wells Fargo. Art hold a degree in Computer Science from Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, and is a political blogger at the Des Moines Register. Art's views are purely his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Wells Fargo.

 

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  1. avi | Aug 2, 2008 at 7:56 am | Reply

    Hi, the Iowa General Assembly May Return, I’ll say that I appreciate the Federal Government’s actions in aiding the needs of the Midwest at this time. I’ll also say I, and many other Iowans, want to be able to do as much as possible ourselves, and not have FEMA come in and just fix/run everything.The Iowa General Assembly has unanimously passed legislation that would force pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs), the largely unregulated corporations that administer the prescription drug benefit portion of health insurance plans for employers and unions, to end their deceptive business practices and provide better safeguards for patients.

    Rocky
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