Republicans tout successful session, Democrats say they pushed a 'culture war'
A massive government reorganization, a ban on youth gender-affirming care, changes to child labor laws. Iowa Republicans are celebrating these measures and more with the end of the 2023 legislative session. Democrats say laws passed at the Republican-controlled Statehouse will harm Iowans.
River to River host Ben Kieffer is joined by journalists who lived and breathed this legislative session — Katarina Sostaric of Iowa Public Radio, Stephen Gruber-Miller of the Des Moines Register and Kathie Obradovich of the Iowa Capital Dispatch. They discuss the measures that did and didn't pass and their impacts.
- Katarina Sostaric, state government reporter, Iowa Public Radio
- Stephen Gruber-Miller, Statehouse reporter, Des Moines Register
- Kathie Obradovich, editor-in-chief, Iowa Captial Dispatch.