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Moving to the chambers

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John Pemble / IPR
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Iowa's Capitol during the evening.

There are still in excess of 100 bills a week being considered by subcommittees and some have also passed a full committee. That makes them eligible for a chamber to consider passage. The first bill to do so expands biofuels in Iowa. Unlike similar legislation that didn’t advance last year, this builds in exemptions for some fuel stations that don’t have the infrastructure for biofuels. It passes in the House with bipartisan support. Many education proposals have passed through a committee this week including the Senate’s version of funding for public schools and a proposal that would require curriculum and books in schools to be listed online.

John Pemble is a reporter for IPR