Legislature Starts Back Up After COVID-19 Suspension
Iowa lawmakers return Wednesday for the 2020 legislative session. Legislative leaders suspended the session numerous times to help slow the spread of coronavirus. They are returning despite the fact that the Iowa Department of Public Health continues to report new confirmed cases of COVID-19 and deaths daily.
There will be extra health precautions taken at the capitol and meetings will be live-streamed. Lawmakers are working with $360 million less in the state budget than they were expecting.