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Iowa legislative leaders lay out priorities on the opening day of the session

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Iowa lawmakers gaveled in the 2022 legislative session at the state Capitol today. IPR Statehouse Reporter Katarina Sostaic joins host Ben Kieffer on this episode of River to River for a conversation with legislative leaders about their plans and priorities in the weeks to come.


  • Katarina Sostaric, IPR Statehouse reporter
  • Pat Grassley, House Speaker
  • Jack Whitver, Senate Majority Leader
  • Jennifer Konfrst, House Minority Leader
  • Zach Wahls, Senate Minority Leader
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Rick Brewer is a producer for IPR's Talk of Iowa and River to River