In 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. Â 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! Â Your phone calls during the show are welcome if you have questions for our elected officials.
This week Kevin Hall and I had Senator Brad Zaun of Urbandale and Senator Tim Kapucian of Keystone. Â We talked about the recommendation from the Eduction Committee regarding Governor Branstad’s choices for the Board fo Regents, a number of key Agriculture topics including CSR 2 and Water Quality, the upcoming debate of Medicaid Expansion and efforts to convince the IOC to reinstate wrestling. Â Great conversation and information on the Iowa Legislative Hour!
Iowa Politics is at the front of a new weekly program being hosted by my friend Kevin HallÂ (columnistÂ at The Iowa Republican) and yours truly. Â The program is at Webcast One LiveÂ and is called “The Iowa Legislative Hour”. Â It is live on Thursdays from around 4:00 (ish) to 5:00 (ish). Â The “ish” is because there is probably a 5-10 minute delay in starting since the prior show ends at 4:00 and we have to get in and situated. Â The show will also be available for playback… here’s a link to last week’s inaugural show.
State Senator Brad Zaun of Urbandale is graciously joining us each week, and we expect regular visits with State Senator Jack Whitver of Ankeny and State Senator Mark Chelgren of Ottumwa. Â We try to cover issues currently before the Iowa Legislature, as well as other issues of political relevance in Iowa.
Today’s show has been CANCELLED due to the wonderful pre-Spring weather that is on its way to Des Moines. Â We will be back on the air next Thursday, and expect to be there each week throughout the session. Â I hope you’ll check out the show, and perhaps call in with questions.
Special thanks to J. Michael “Mac” McKoy and the team at Webcast One Live for making this show possible! Â This team is very professional and top notch!