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Wednesday, February 2nd, 2022

Here First podcast hosted by Clay Masters

House Republicans advanced a bill that would reduce the maximum time Iowans can receive unemployment benefits from 26 weeks to 16. Republican lawmakers in the Iowa legislature are proposing ideas to fill a shortage of teachers across the state but Democrats argue that a larger increase in state funding is what would help schools attract more educators. Plus, a Madison County music and camping festival has expanded its days in August.

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Clay Masters is Iowa Public Radio’s Morning Edition host and lead political reporter.