Ad-Express and Daily Iowegian, Centerville, IA


August 2, 2012

No summer vacation for Congress

WASHINGTON D.C. — Congressman Dave Loebsack released the following statement after the Republican majority in the House of Representatives voted to go on vacation for five weeks. Loebsack has called on Congress to stay in session multiple times to get critical work done.

“Time and again, Congress has kicked the can down the road, punted and taken a pass on actually getting something done. Now the Republican majority has voted to go on vacation for the next five weeks while our farmers suffer through the worst drought in 60 years, Iowans struggle to find jobs and critical issue after critical issue facing our nation goes unaddressed. It’s time for Washington politicians to learn what every kid in Iowa knows — if you don’t do your homework all year, you get summer school, not summer vacation.”

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The Iowegian wants readers to think about rental permit fees. The Centerville City Council has conducted two working sessions and a third one is planned in order to get a feel for the public's appetite about raising rental permit fees from charging a landlord $25 every two years to charging a certain amount per rental unit per year. So, the question of the week is, "Are you in favor of Centerville increasing rental permit fees?"

A. I'm in favor.
B. I'm not in favor.
C. I'm not sure.
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