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Restarting The 88th Iowa General Assembly

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Rep. Pat Grassley, R-New Hartford, delivers his first speech minutes after being voted the new Speaker of the House.

The Iowa General Assembly lasts two years.  As legislators pick up where they left off in 2019, we hear priorities from both parties and Gov. Kim Reynolds lays out her budget and policy proposals in the Condition of the State. The first week of this session also has new leadership roles for the majority party in the House of Representatives.

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Rep. Linda Upmeyer, R-Clear Lake, gives her last speech as the Speaker of the House. She will serve the remainder of her term as a legislator and does not plan to seek reelection this year.
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Minority leader Rep. Todd Prichard, D-Charles City, with Speaker of the House Rep. Pat Grassley, R-New Hartford, in the chamber of the House of Representatives.
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Just before Rep. Pat Grassley, R-New Hartford, is sworn in as the new Speaker of the House his grandfather U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley shakes his hand.
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Rep. Matt Windschitl, R-Missouri Valley, is the new House majority leader.
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Sen. Janet Petersen, D-Des Moines, is the minority leader. Behind her is Senate President Sen. Charles Schneider, R-West Des Moines.
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Gov. Kim Reynolds lays out her budget and policy during the Condition of the State.

John Pemble is a reporter for IPR