Leaders Talk Legislative Priorities for the 2016 Session

Jan 11, 2016

The Iowa legislature is back in session today. Leaders are in sharp division over the state budget, and questions about education funding are fueling disagreements. The Senate wants a four percent increase, and the House wants a two percent increase. 

During this hour of River to River, host Ben Kieffer talks with Senate President Pam Jocum (D) from Dubuque and Speaker Pro Tem Matt Windschitl  (R) from Missouri Valley about lawmakers' priorities for the 2016 session. 

Kieffer talks with Jocum and Windschitl about the budget, education funding, Medicaid oversight, medical cannabis and gun control, among other issues.

What issues are most important to you this session? Email us a rivertoriver@iowapublicradio.org.