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Governor Vetoes Legislation on AG powers and Medical Marijuana Potency

Gage Skidmore
Iowa Attorney General Tom Miller

Legislation that would have limited the powers of the Iowa Attorney General has been vetoed by Governor Kim Reynolds, an action seen by some Democrats in the Iowa legislature as a "power grab".

On this Politics Day edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer sits down with two political scientists to analyze the deal struck between the governor and Attorney General Tom Miller.

Also in the program, a look at the vetoed medical marijuana expansion that would allow for more potent products in Iowa, as well as Senator Joni Ernst's contradiction of President Trump regarding North Korean missile tests.

The analysts also take a look at disaster aid, abortion legislation, the case for impeachment, and Trump's visit to Japan.

Guests include:

  • Rachel Caufield, professor of political science at Drake University
  • Chris Larimer, professor of political science at the University of Northern Iowa 

Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Katherine Perkins is IPR's Program Director for News and Talk