Iowa Press - Episodes for 2013

Fmr. Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D - Montana)

December 27, 2013 | 00:28:44

Former Gov. Brian Schweitzer (D - Montana) discusses the upcoming 2014 elections and his political future with moderator Dean Borg and reporters Kay Henderson...

Latham: Don't expect to endorse candidate in primary

Latham: Don't expect to endorse candidate in primary

December 20, 2013 | 00:01:20

Rep. Tom Latham (R-Clive) says he has never endorsed a candidate in a primary election, and he doesn't expect to endorse anyone in the 2014 Republican...

Latham: Emotional decision, but it's the right time to step aside

Latham: Emotional decision, but it's the right time to step aside

December 20, 2013 | 00:02:21

Rep. Tom Latham (R-Clive) says he had a conversation with his wife and family and decided it is the right time for him to step aside and give up his seat...

U.S. Representative Tom Latham (R-Clive)

December 20, 2013 | 00:27:47

U.S. Representative Tom Latham (R-Clive) is the guest on this edition of Iowa Press. Representative Latham discusses his decision to retire from Congress...

Latham on whether he might become a lobbyist: "I have no idea."

Latham on whether he might become a lobbyist: "I have no idea."

December 20, 2013 | 00:00:35

Rep. Tom Latham (R-Clive) says he doesn't know right now if he would consider becoming a lobbyist after he leaves Congress at the end of this term. He...

Schweitzer: Might be right time for female president

Schweitzer: Might be right time for female president

December 27, 2013 | 00:00:48

Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, a Democrat, says it might be the right time for a woman to be president. He says nobody can screw up Washington...

Schweitzer: U.S. should leave Afghanistan immediately

Schweitzer: U.S. should leave Afghanistan immediately

December 27, 2013 | 00:02:38

Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer says the U.S. should get its troops out of Afghanistan immediately. Schweitzer, a Democrat, spent several years...

Schweitzer: Public financing of elections could help fix Washington problems

Schweitzer: Public financing of elections could help fix Washington problems

December 27, 2013 | 00:02:05

Former Montana Governor Brian Schweitzer, a Democrat, says money from special interests has too much influence on politicians from both parties in Washington....

Midwestern Economic Conditions and Tax Reform Impact

December 13, 2013 | 00:28:47

Creighton University Economist Ernie Goss and Iowa State University Economist David Swenson are the guests on this episode of Iowa Press. Goss and Swenson...

Economists say new casinos in the middle of Iowa won't bring in new money

Economists say new casinos in the middle of Iowa won't bring in new money

December 13, 2013 | 00:01:57

Economists David Swenson from Iowa State University and Ernie Goss from Creighton University say casinos in Iowa's border towns draw in money from out...

Goss: Minimum wage increase would have negative employment impact

Goss: Minimum wage increase would have negative employment impact

December 13, 2013 | 00:01:31

Economist Ernie Goss says a federal minimum wage increase would have some negative employment impact in the short term. He says the most important thing...

Swenson: Farm Bill negotiations could constrict economy

Swenson: Farm Bill negotiations could constrict economy

December 13, 2013 | 00:01:12

Economist David Swenson says Farm Bill negotiations could contribute to constricting the economy a bit, especially in terms of potential cutbacks to food...

Goss: There's an agricultural land price bubble

Goss: There's an agricultural land price bubble

December 13, 2013 | 00:01:25

Economist Ernie Goss says the steep rise in agricultural land prices in a short period of time has created a bubble, and there's no doubt that land price...

Economists say youth unemployment is a concern

Economists say youth unemployment is a concern

December 13, 2013 | 00:01:31

Economists David Swenson and Ernie Goss say they're concerned with youth unemployment because of the impact that demographic has on the entire work force....

Iowa's ongoing political developments looking toward 2014

November 29, 2013 | 00:28:44

Political strategists Doug Gross and Jeff Link are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. The discussion includes a look at ongoing political developments...

Gross: Vander Plaats wouldn't necessarily win Senate nomination, if he runs

Gross: Vander Plaats wouldn't necessarily win Senate nomination, if he runs

November 29, 2013 | 00:01:28

Republican strategist Doug Gross says recent polling shows Bob Vander Plaats would not be a lock for the Republican nomination if he decides to jump in...

Link, Gross on the effect of Obamacare in 2014

Link, Gross on the effect of Obamacare in 2014

November 29, 2013 | 00:02:18

How much of a factor could Obamacare be in the 2014 election? Democratic strategist Jeff Link says once problems with the rocky start are fixed, people...

Link: If Hillary runs, she'll campaign aggressively in Iowa

Link: If Hillary runs, she'll campaign aggressively in Iowa

November 29, 2013 | 00:00:40

Democratic strategist Jeff Link says he thinks if Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, she will run an aggressive campaign in Iowa and will have...

Public pension and retirement reforms

November 22, 2013 | 00:28:44

Michael Fitzgerald, State Treasurer; Donna Mueller, CEO of IPERS; and Gretchen Tegeler, Executive Director of the Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa...

IPERS' Mueller: Iowa ahead of the ball on reforms; Employees share some risk

IPERS' Mueller: Iowa ahead of the ball on reforms; Employees share some risk

November 22, 2013 | 00:00:49

Donna Mueller, CEO of the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS), says Iowa was ahead of the ball on reforms to the pension system. Changes went...