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LISTEN: What Made It Through The First 2021 Funnel Deadline At The Iowa Statehouse

John Pemble
Last week's "funnel" deadline required most bills to pass out of a committee in either the House or the Senate to remain viable, although even "dead" bills can sometimes be reconsidered.

IPR Morning Edition host Clay Masters discusses what made it through the first self-imposed deadline Iowa lawmakers set for themselves to move bills out of committee, with IPR state government reporter Katarina Sostaric.

Iowa lawmakers at the State Capitol have now moved past the first deadline at the Iowa Legislature to get bills out of committee. Clay Masters and Katarina Sostaric discuss what's left of Gov. Kim Reynolds's "Back the Blue Act" and a bill that would provide some COVID-19 relief for Iowans who got some forms of federal assistance related to the pandemic.

Clay Masters is the senior politics reporter for MPR News.
Katarina Sostaric is IPR's State Government Reporter