Pints and Politics: 2019 Legislative Priorities

Feb 1, 2019

Ben Kieffer and Erin Jordan

On this edition of “Pints and Politics,” presented by The Gazette and Iowa Public Radio, panelists provide insight on the long term economic impact of the shutdown, whether lawmakers and President Trump will come to a compromise before the new shutdown deadline of February 15th, and the 2020 presidential candidates making their way through Iowa.

They also discuss Iowa Statehouse developments, including possible movement on marijuana decriminalization and expansion of Iowa's medical cannabis system, the future of the Medicaid debate, and the proposal to change Iowa's state judicial nominating process.

This program is co-hosted by River to River host Ben Kieffer and The Gazette's investigative reporter, Erin Jordan. Panelists include Gazette columnists, Todd Dorman, Lynda Waddington, Adam Sullivan and Gazette politics and government reporter, James Lynch.