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LISTEN: Coming To Agreement On Property Taxes And Mental Health Holding Up Legislature Adjournment

The east side of Iowa’s Capitol in the evening.
John Pemble / IPR
The east side of Iowa’s Capitol in the evening.

IPR Morning Edition host Clay Masters talks with IPR state government reporter Katarina Sostaric about what's keeping Iowa lawmakers from ending the 2021 Iowa legislative session.

Iowa lawmakers are into the second week of overtime for the 2021 legislative session and there’s no real clear set date for them to wrap things up in Des Moines. Property taxes and mental health is the main area where Republican leaders can't come to an agreement. Senate Republicans and Gov. Kim Reynolds are trying to get the House to agree to their plan that would shift mental health funding from counties to the state, which they say would provide property tax relief.

Clay Masters is Iowa Public Radio’s Morning Edition host and lead political reporter.
Katarina Sostaric is IPR's State Government Reporter