posted on July 2, 2015 07:52 PM
(D – Iowa City) Representative David Loebsack is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. The program focuses on the latest legislative and political developments in Washington D.C., as well as his status as the lone Democrat in Iowa’s congressional delegation.
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posted on July 2, 2015 07:51 PM
Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa City) says he voted against trade promotion authority for the president because he feels he needs to have more input on trade deals than just an up or down vote.
posted on July 2, 2015 07:48 PM
Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa City) is the only Democrat in Iowa's Congressional delegation. He says the best way to rebuild the Iowa Democratic Party right now is to have a good, competitive Iowa Caucus and get voters excited again. He says he will do whatever he can to help, including win...
posted on July 2, 2015 07:46 PM
Rep. Dave Loebsack (D-Iowa City) says he is not pleased with the recent EPA blender mandate decision regarding fuels because the volumes for ethanol are not what they should be. He says he is pushing the Obama administration to change that, and he has legislation that would help build...
posted on June 26, 2015 06:06 PM
Governor Terry Branstad is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. The program discusses the recent Iowa legislative session and potential final outcomes.
Joining Governor Branstad at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa and Kathie...
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posted on June 26, 2015 05:49 PM
Gov. Terry Branstad (R-Des Moines) says a proposal to determine Republican presidential debate participants according to polling numbers is a bad idea. He says candidates will be more focused on getting on national TV to improve poll numbers, rather than getting out and meeting face-to-face...
posted on June 26, 2015 05:47 PM
Gov. Terry Branstad (R-Des Moines) says it was not a mistake for Iowa to not create a state exchange under Obamacare. Instead, Branstad says his administration is trying to make the best of a bad situation by attempting to restore stability to healthcare in Iowa and get people to take control of...
posted on June 26, 2015 05:41 PM
Gov. Terry Branstad (R-Des Moines) says he's disappointed with the Supreme Court decision that will allow same-sex marriage in all 50 states. He says people at the state level deserve the right to vote on the issue. Branstad says he believes a U.S. Constitutional amendment would be the right...
posted on June 19, 2015 01:16 PM
University of Northern Iowa President William Ruud is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. The program discusses current financial and academic issues confronting the university.
Joining Ruud at the Iowa Press table are moderator Dean Borg; Kay Henderson, news director for Radio Iowa and...
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posted on June 19, 2015 01:12 PM
University of Northern Iowa President William Ruud expresses concern that any veto from Governor Branstad of one-time legislative funding could jeopardize a fall tuition freeze and the campus budget.
posted on June 19, 2015 01:08 PM
University of Northern Iowa President William Ruud describes the current student enrollment of 13-14,000 as ideal for the campus and the community. Ruud adds that the number could expand to 15,000 but the University will not pursue growth in the 18-20,000 range.
posted on June 19, 2015 01:04 PM
University of Northern Iowa President William Ruud says ISU President Steven Leath was appropriately involved in the recent Cyclone Basketball coaching search and that he would adopt the same philosophy of involvement in future Panther coaching vacancies. Ruud adds that UNI is very happy to have...
posted on June 10, 2015 03:46 PM
In response to new legal challenges from some cities to the Iowa DOT rules on traffic cameras, the leaders of the Iowa House and Senate say the legislature should get involved in setting policy that governs the use of traffic cameras in Iowa. They say it's the legislature's role. Sen. Mike...
posted on June 10, 2015 03:43 PM
Sen. Mike Gronstal says he's not afraid of vetoes, but he says if Gov. Branstad is true to his word about wanting to work with the legislature, the governor should sign bills passed through a compromise between Democrats and Republicans in the House and Senate. Rep. Kraig Paulsen says he...
posted on June 10, 2015 03:40 PM
House Speaker Rep. Kraig Paulsen and Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mike Gronstal say they think the gas tax passed by the legislature this year is sufficient, and they have no plans to increase revenue even more in the near future. When asked about political fallout for Republicans, Rep. Paulsen...