• Why State Lawmakers Haven't Finished the Legislative Session Yet

    2 days ago - By Who TV

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The 2021 Iowa legislative session was supposed to end on April 30, but Republicans who control the House and the Senate have yet to send a budget to the governor.
    There are still several issues Republicans in both chambers are far apart on, and leaders say it isn't likely they will gavel out by Friday.
    “There's still a lot of things to be negotiated here at the end,” said Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver, R-Ankeny. “We have different beliefs and different priorities in a lot of different areas. And so now it's just trying to consolidate those ideas.”
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  • MI bill could exclude graduations from COVID-19 orders

    MI bill could exclude graduations from COVID-19 orders

    2 days ago - By Wood TV

    LANSING, Mich. - Republican lawmakers are pushing for legislation that would exempt high school graduation ceremonies from the state's current COVID-19 order limiting capacity.
    House Bill 4728 was passed by the House Education Committee Tuesday following a hearing where school officials and students spoke out in support of the legislation.
    One of the lawmakers backing the bill, Rep. Steven Johnson, R-Wayland, told News 8 it should be up to school districts to decide what graduation ceremony format works best for their community.
    “I've been talking to a lot of families in my district and...
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  • Why State Lawmakers Haven't Finished the Legislative Session Yet

    Why State Lawmakers Haven't Finished the Legislative Session Yet

    2 days ago - By Who TV

    DES MOINES, Iowa - The 2021 Iowa legislative session in Iowa was supposed to end on April 30, but Republicans who control the House and the Senate have yet to send a budget to the governor.
    There are still several issues Republicans in both chambers are far apart on, and leaders say it isn't likely they will gavel out by Friday.
    “There's still a lot of things to be negotiated here at the end,” said Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver, R-Ankeny. “We have different beliefs and different priorities in a lot of different areas. And so now it's just trying to consolidate those ideas.”
    One of...
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