Viewpoints

Wed
03
Jun

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

Wed
03
Jun

Word for Word

by Rev. Lynn Groe

Matthew 11:28  - Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.

Wed
27
May

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

Wed
27
May

Word for Word

by Rev. Samantha Houser

Wed
20
May

Allamakee County Corner

by Heather Homewood,
Allamakee County Veterans Affairs Director

In order to understand VA benefits, please remember that there are three main branches of administration that cover federal benefits. The Benefit Administration covers Disability Compensation, Non-Service Connected Disability Pension, Education, Home Loan Guaranties, and Death Benefits. The Health Care Administration covers Medical Care in VA facilities and Fee Basis Health Care. Finally, the Cemetery Administration covers aspects of burial in veteran cemeteries.
The following are a few recently changed federal and state veteran benefits.

Wed
20
May

News from the State House

by State Representative Patti Ruff

Wed
20
May

The Bottom Line

by State Senator Mike Breitbach

Wed
20
May

And then I wrote...

by Dick Schilling, Editor Emeritus

Wed
20
May

Word for Word

by Rev. Kevin Smith

Wed
13
May

Support the best education Iowa can provide

To the Editor:
In Mr. Engle’s letter, “Questions for Rep. Patti Ruff,” dated April 15th, regarding support for increased funding for Iowa schools without a determination as to how the increase will be paid, Mr. Engle suggests that Ms. Ruff is “pandering to the education vote” and “just waiting for someone to turn over (“a pot of money”) to big spending politicians for their pet projects.” As of May 3rd, the funding increase for education has not been resolved.  The Republican dominated House and the Governor are holding at a 1.25% increase and the Democrats have come down to 2.625% increase.  The difference in dollars between the GOP and the Democrats is 56 million. The GOP budget (as reported by the Deputy Communications Director of House Democratic Staff) presently is 7.175 billion. That difference of 56 million represents 1.28% of the whole big pie.

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