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2013-04-11 Iowa Legislative Hour

capitol 2In Iowa Politics this week on the Iowa Legislative Hour, hosts Kevin Hall and Art Smith (sans goatee and camera) talk with State House Representatives John Landon of Ankeny and Jake Highfill, along with State Senator Brad Zaun.  Topics included the final confirmation votes for the Governor’s Regents Board Appointments, Property and Income Tax Reform, Health Care Reform, Education Reform, the likelihood of a short session, and much more.

If you enjoy watching this, think about watching (or just listening) LIVE on Thursday’s from 4:30 PM to 5:30 PM at Web Cast One Live!  Your phone calls during the show are welcome if you have questions for our elected officials.


Polk County Republicans To Elect Chair And Co-chair

Tomorrow night at the monthly Polk County Republican Central Committee meeting, the committee will elect a new Chairman and Co-chairman.  Ryan Anderson, John Bloom and John Gruber have all announced their intention to run for Chairman.  Will Rogers and Art Smith (yes, one and the same) have announced their plans to run for Co-chairman.

This election will be another version of the Republican Party of Iowa election earlier this year.  Most observers and insiders are aware that the party is struggling to get a handle on its identity and purpose.  As Republicans, we have clearly missed some critical opportunities to get our message into the public eye in a way that is both clear and compelling.  Party leadership at many levels (not necessarily within Polk …


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