Iowa Press - Episodes for 2016

Governor Terry Branstad

Governor Terry Branstad

February 26, 2016 | 29 min

On this edition of Iowa Press, Governor Terry Branstad (R – Des Moines), discusses issues impacting the 2016 legislative session. 

Statehouse Minority Leaders

Legislative minority leaders disagree on education funding

February 19, 2016 | 1:09

House Democratic Leader Rep.

Sen. Bill Dix & Rep. Mark Smith

Sen. Bill Dix & Rep. Mark Smith

February 19, 2016 | 29 min

On this edition of Iowa Press, our guests include Sen. Bill Dix (R) & Rep. Mark Smith (D).

Sen. Bill Dix

Should state give incentives to DuPont Pioneer?

February 19, 2016 | 1:48

Sen. Bill Dix (R-Shell Rock) says he thinks the broader issue of high taxes in Iowa should be addressed. Rep. Mark Smith (D-Marshalltown) says Gov.

Sen. Bill Dix and Rep. Mark Smith

Will no salary bill force state employee furloughs or layoffs?

February 19, 2016 | 1:48

The legislature is not on track to pass a salary bill again in 2016.

Sen. Pam Jochum & Rep. Dave Heaton

Sen. Pam Jochum & Rep. Dave Heaton

February 12, 2016 | 29 min

On this edition of Iowa Press, guests include Sen. Pam Jochum and Rep. Dave Heaton.

Sen. Pam Jochum and Rep. Dave Heaton

Legislators disagree on quality of future Medicaid care

February 12, 2016 | 0:37

Counting costs. The state of Iowa transferring Medicaid management to private companies, saving money. Opponents fearing human costs.

Rep. Dave Heaton

Heaton: Managed care will create culture of wellness

February 12, 2016 | 0:59

State Rep. Dave Heaton (R-Mt.

Sen. Pam Jochum

Jochum: “I’m not convinced it’s a done deal yet.”

February 12, 2016 | 0:57

State Sen. Pam Jochum (D-Dubuque) says the federal government could still further delay Iowa’s planned privatization of Medicaid. She says she’s not willing to concede to it yet.

Craig Robinson and Brad Anderson

Craig Robinson and Brad Anderson

February 5, 2016 | 29 min

On this edition of Iowa Press, we discuss the 2016 Iowa caucuses, including the impact of the results, what went right and wrong, and what it means for the future.

Iowa Press Reporters' Roundtable

Reporters' Roundtable

January 29, 2016 | 00:28:54

Local and national political reporters discuss the 2016 presidential campaigns in a reporters' roundtable.

Iowa Democratic and Republican Party Chairs

Iowa Democratic and Republican Party Chairs

January 22, 2016 | 29 min

Chair of the Iowa Democratic Party, Dr. Andy McGuire and Chair of the Republican Party of Iowa, Jeff Kaufmann, are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press.

Dr. Andy McGuire

McGuire on the importance of organization and O’Malley’s impact

January 22, 2016 | 1:41

Iowa Democratic Party Chair Dr. Andy McGuire says the biggest key for caucus success is organization. She says don’t count out Martin O’Malley, because he has a great organization in Iowa.

Jeff Kaufmann

Kaufmann: It’s not Iowa GOP’s job to pick next president

January 22, 2016 | 2:22

Republican Party of Iowa Chair Jeff Kaufmann says it’s not Iowa’s job to pick a winner.

McGuire, Kaufmann

Party chairs say caucus results will be quick, transparent

January 22, 2016 | 2:18

Republican Party of Iowa Chair Jeff Kaufmann and Iowa Democratic Party Chair Dr. Andy McGuire say they are confident that caucus results will be tabulated quickly and accurately.

Water Quality on Iowa Press

Gronstal, Upmeyer on water quality proposal

January 15, 2016 | 2 min

Rep. Upmeyer says the governor’s water quality funding proposal is just one idea, but it is a good way to start the conversation and debate in the legislature. 

Education funding discussed on Iowa Press

Gronstal, Upmeyer agree on K-12 funding focus

January 15, 2016 | 1 min

Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mike Gronstal (D-Council Bluffs) and Speaker of the House Rep. Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) both say funding for schools will be one of the first issues tackled in the 2016 legislative session.

Medicaid is discussed on Iowa Press

Gronstal, Upmeyer on Medicaid transition

January 15, 2016 | 2 min

Sen. Mike Gronstal says he knows personally that managed care can be used effectively, but he says the governor’s Medicaid transition plan was rushed and needs strong oversight from the Legislature.

Linda Upmeyer & Mike Gronstal

Linda Upmeyer & Mike Gronstal

January 15, 2016 | 29 min

The program discusses the agendas and priorities for the 2016 legislative session.

Condition of the State 2016

Condition of the State 2016

January 12, 2016 | 39 min

Funding for this program was provided by Friends, the Iowa Public Television Foundation.

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