Iowa Press - Episodes for 2017

Des Moines Water Works

Des Moines Water Works

March 24, 2017 | 29 min

Accusations of political payback in a contentious battle over water quality and local control in Iowa. It's a familiar issue and we'll cover it all on this edition of Iowa Press.

Rep. Chip Baltimore and Rep. Chris Hall

Bi-partisan support for addressing water quality

March 24, 2017 | 2 min

But can legislators agree on how? Rep. Chip Baltimore (R-Boone) and Rep.

Rep. Chip Baltimore

Status update: Which water-related bill passes?

March 24, 2017 | 1 min

Rep. Chip Baltimore (R-Boone) and Rep.

David Yepsen

Yepsen on Politics: March 20

Yepsen on Politics is a weekly Q&A with Iowa Press producers and David Yepsen, host of IPTV’s Iowa Press. This week we cover Iowa revenue woes, budget advice for lawmakers, and Steve King's latest controversy. 

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Reporters’ Roundtable

March 17, 2017 | 29 min

The 2017 Iowa legislative session grinds on as lawmakers pass major bills in both chambers.

David Yepsen

Yepsen on Politics: February 27

Yepsen on Politics is a weekly Q&A with Iowa Press producers and David Yepsen, host of IPTV’s Iowa Press. This week we cover Iowa town halls, the Iowa legislative session pace, and reporting dangers in "funnel week."

Reporters’ Roundtable

Reporters’ Roundtable

February 24, 2017 | 29 min

The 2017 Iowa legislative session presses forward and our congressional delegation on recess meets a wall of angry Iowans.

David Yepsen

Yepsen on Politics: February 20

Yepsen on Politics is a weekly Q&A with Iowa Press producers and David Yepsen, host of IPTV’s Iowa Press. This week we cover the political aftermath of collective bargaining for Branstad/Reynolds, the union messaging war, and early advice for would-be Governor candidates.

Collective Bargaining

Collective Bargaining

February 17, 2017 | 29 min

Tammy Wawro, President of the Iowa State Education Association, and Gretchen Tegeler, President of the Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa discuss the changes to Chapter 20 of the Iowa Code (collective bargaining).

Gretchen Tegeler

Chapter 20 reform: Impact on taxpayers

February 17, 2017 | 1 min

Gretchen Tegeler, President of the Taxpayers Association of Central Iowa, says she wouldn't look for an immediate reduction in taxes.

Tammy Wawro

Chapter 20 reform: Impact in the classroom

February 17, 2017 | 1 min

Tammy Wawro, President of the Iowa State Education Association, says changes to Chapter 20 of the Iowa Code will have a dramatic impact on Iowa schools being able to attract new teachers to the pro

Tammy Wawro and Gretchen Tegeler

Chapter 20 changes are done; is IPERS next?

February 17, 2017 | 2 min

Tammy Wawro, President of the Iowa State Education Association, and Gretchen Tegeler, President of the Taxpayers Association, share different views on whether the Legislature should look at reformi

David Yepsen

Yepsen on Politics: February 13

Yepsen on Politics is a weekly Q&A with Iowa Press producers and David Yepsen, host of IPTV’s Iowa Press and former 34-year veteran political writer for The Des Moines Register. This week we cover Branstad's relationship with unions, the task ahead for Iowa party chairs, and "big ticket" items at the Iowa legislature.

Iowa’s Political Party Chairs

Iowa’s Political Party Chairs

February 10, 2017 | 29 min

Republicans in Iowa are on the offensive while democrats work to get back in the game.

David Yepsen

Yepsen on Politics: February 6

Yepsen on Politics is a weekly Q&A with Iowa Press producers and David Yepsen, host of IPTV’s Iowa Press and former 34-year veteran political writer for The Des Moines Register. This week we whether the Iowa legislature has learned lessons from Kansas and North Carolina Republicans, potential Planned Parenthood blowback, and health insurance perks for legislators.

House Speaker Linda Upmeyer

House Speaker Linda Upmeyer

February 3, 2017 | 29 min

A change of pace at the Statehouse in Des Moines as majority republicans push an ambitious agenda. An update with House Speaker Linda Upmeyer on this edition of Iowa Press.

Rep. Linda Upmeyer

Speaker Upmeyer on minimum wage

February 3, 2017 | 1 min

Rep. Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake), Speaker of the Iowa House, says she sees a need for uniformity in the minimum wage across the state.

Rep. Linda Upmeyer

Upmeyer on what legislators pay for health insurance

February 3, 2017 | 2 min

Rep.

Rep. Linda Upmeyer

Upmeyer on changing collective bargaining

February 3, 2017 | 2 min

Rep.

Bruce Rastetter

Bruce Rastetter

January 27, 2017 | 29 min

Iowa's changing economic forecasts are rippling through the state's finances and it seems our public universities have a budgetary bullseye on their backs.