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Tuesday, February 15th, 2022

Here First podcast hosted by Clay Masters

The Iowa Senate has passed a school funding plan from the House that increases state aid by 2.5% and it’s headed to Governor Kim Reynolds who is expected to sign it. A House panel has advanced a bipartisan bill to change Iowa’s process for considering commutation requests from Iowans serving life sentences without parole. Plus, a highly contagious pig disease has been found in the Caribbean and if African Swine Fever spreads to the Midwest it could have a devastating impact on pork producers.

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