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Bills That Survived The First Legislative Funnel

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Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley gets a standing ovation after taking the oath of office on the opening day of the Iowa Legislature, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

Last week, known as funnel week, was the cut off this session to push bills through a committee in either the Iowa House or Senate. The bills that didn’t make it – with some exceptions – are no longer viable.

On this edition of River to River, host Ben Kieffer speaks with Stephen Gruber-Miller of the Des Moines Register, James Lynch of the Cedar Rapids Gazette and Katarina Sostaric of Iowa Public Radio about the bills that survived funnel week.


  • Katarina Sostaric, statehouse reporter, Iowa Public Radio
  • James Lynch, reporter, Cedar Rapids Gazette
  • Stephen Gruber-Miller, statehouse reporter, Des Moines Register
Ben Kieffer is the host of IPR's River to River
Matthew was a producer for IPR's River to River and Talk of Iowa