Local representatives give updates on current session, take questions at local town hall meeting

District 8 State Representative Terry Baxter (left) and District 4 State Senator Dennis Guth appeared at town hall meetings last Friday in Eagle Grove, Clarion, and Belmond to hear from locals and answer questions on the current legislative session.

A couple local representatives had a very busy day last Friday. State Representative Terry Baxter and State Senator Dennis Guth appeared at three different town halls meetings that day in Eagle Grove, Clarion, and Belmond. The meetings were sponsored by Farm Bureau. Local Farm Bureau President Austin Charlson explained that since Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization, their goal is to promote grassroots connections. The meeting accomplished just that as about thirty local people gathered in Clarion to listen to and ask questions of the lawmakers.

            Baxter and Guth, both Republicans, opened with a short introductory statement. Representative Baxter reminded everyone that many of the bills and ideas that are talked about throughout the session don’t make it out of subcommittees. He spoke about Iowa’s 2016 shift to third-party managed care of its Medicaid program and how he sees improvements in it.

 

For the full story, see the March 7th edition of the Monitor.