Experian Social Security

News: Social Security trust fund projected to run dry by 2034

CNN: Social Security trust fund projected to run dry by 2034 Excerpt If lawmakers don’t act, Social Security’s trust fund will be tapped out in about 18 years. To make all of Social Security solvent for the next 75 years would require the equivalent of any of the following: immediately raising the Social Security payroll […]

America2026

The Next Generation of American Leaders

Last summer, my friend and former Congressional candidate Nick Troiano asked me to help put together a “mock Congress” to put forward a new American agenda. For weeks myself and other Millennial advocates and leaders from across the country met and through a unique partnership with Action for America, America 2026 was created. The theme […]

Alzheimer's

Op Ed: It’s time to erase stigma of Alzheimer’s, dementia

A Better Iowa: It’s time to erase stigma of Alzheimer’s, dementia When I began volunteering with the Alzheimer’s Association two years ago, something stuck out to me: Alzheimer’s is the only disease among the top 10 causes of death in America that cannot be prevented, cured or even slowed. An episode of “The West Wing” […]

Perry High School

A Review of the 2016 Legislative Session

When the 2016 Iowa Legislative Session kicked off back in January, I had this to say to the 50 state senators, 100 house members, and our long-serving governor in Terry Branstad. In it, I detailed a high-level view of priorities for our leaders: We want affordable education that returns quality results. We want fair taxes […]

Iowa Wind Turbines

News: MidAmerican Energy pours $3.6B more into wind

Des Moines Register: MidAmerican Energy pours $3.6B more into wind Excerpt MidAmerican Energy said Thursday it will pour $3.6 billion more into its largest wind energy project yet, pushing it’s total investment into the renewable energy to just over $10 billion. The project would bring the Des Moines-based company’s wind-generation potential to 85 percent of […]

School

Op Ed: It’s Time for a Real Debate on Iowa’s Educational Future

A Better Iowa: It’s Time for a Real Debate on Iowa’s Educational Future Everyone can agree that education in Iowa is important. Whether is it pre-school, elementary, middle, high school¬†or college; education is the key to strong communities and strong long-term economic growth. Therein ends the agreement from the General Assembly. How we get there […]

Iowa Wind Turbines

News: San Diego company explores wind farm in rural Plymouth County

Sioux City Journal: San Diego company explores wind farm in rural Plymouth County Excerpt A San Diego-based alternative energy company is looking to enter Iowa’s wind farm industry in rural Plymouth County. EDF Renewable Energy proposes to build an estimated $200 million wind farm between Kingsley and Le Mars, said County Zoning Administrator Alan Lucken. […]