Podcast: Under The Golden Dome Week 9 (3/10/2017)

Mar 11, 2017

This week, the House passes a bill expanding gun rights.  Among the things it will allow includes a person with a permit can bring a concealed pistol to city council meetings, but not school board meetings.  Similarly, one can be brought inside the state Capitol. 

Representative Matt Windschitl leads the effort to pass this bill. During the debate he says, “If I had my druthers, a law-abiding Iowan would be able to carry a firearm wherever they are lawfully present.”

Four public hearings at the Capitol draw large crowds, one of them about voter ID legislation.  A bill passes in the House requiring citizens to show one of five kinds of identification to cast a vote. Democrats try to stop it with an amendment creating impact studies on minority, women, rural, elderly, low income, and student voters that would be presented early next year.

This show features Secretary of State Paul Pate talking about why he introduced this bill, and extensive audio from the House of Representatives during the voter ID and expansion of gun rights debate