Local Video - Clips

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. Chris Hall (D-Sioux City) express support for a bill in the Iowa House, but Hall says he thinks it doesn’t go nearly far...

Rep. Chris Hall

Local control: Which political party champions it?

March 24, 2017 | 3 min

Republicans have traditionally pushed for local control, but Republicans at the Statehouse have pushed bills to override some local government decisions on issues like minimum wage and gun control.

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 reforming...

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...

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. Rather, she says the changes to Chapter 20 is a containment...

Rep. Linda Upmeyer

Upmeyer on changing collective bargaining

February 3, 2017 | 2 min

Rep. Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake), Speaker of the Iowa House, says she thinks it's time to take a look at Iowa's 40-year-old collective bargaining law, especially as it pertains to arbitration, and...

Rep. Linda Upmeyer

Upmeyer on what legislators pay for health insurance

February 3, 2017 | 2 min

Rep. Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake), Speaker of the Iowa House, responds to questions following a Des Moines Register report indicating that some legislators pay less out of pocket for health insurance...

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. However, she says she doesn't hear her Republican colleagues...

Bruce Rastetter

Rastetter on what's expected of new UNI president

January 27, 2017 | 2 min

Iowa Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter lays out what issues and tasks he and the Board expect the new president of the University of Northern Iowa to tackle.

Bruce Rastetter

Rastetter on his future, as well as successes under his Regents leadership

January 27, 2017 | 3 min

Iowa Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter says he's not sure if he wants to be reappointed to another term on the Board when his current term expires at the end of April. He cites some of what...

Bruce Rastetter

Rastetter on controversy over ISU President Leath's flights

January 27, 2017 | 1 min

Iowa Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter talks about how the Regents handled controversy over Iowa State University President Steven Leath's use of an airplane.

Bruce Rastetter

Rastetter on trade and ethanol under Trump

January 27, 2017 | 2 min

Iowa Board of Regents President Bruce Rastetter, who also has personal involvement in agribusiness, says President Donald Trump understands trade. Rastetter also says he believes Trump supports...

Retrospective - Senators

Iowa Senators on Iowa Press

January 6, 2017 | 2 min

Dean Borg shares his thoughts on questioning Iowa Press guests with clips from the early 1980s of Sen. Tom Harkin, Sen. John Culver and Sen. Charles Grassley.

Retrospective - Governors

Iowa Governors on Iowa Press

January 6, 2017 | 3 min

An Iowa Press flashback to the first program appearances for future Governors Terry Branstad and Tom Vilsack.

Retrospective - Presidential Candidates

Presidential Candidates on Iowa Press

January 6, 2017 | 3 min

A look back at more than 40 years of presidential candidates campaigning for the Iowa Caucuses on Iowa Press.

Chuck Larson

Chuck Larson on Branstad's leadership as ambassador

December 9, 2016 | 1 min

Chuck Larson, former U.S. Ambassador to Latvia, says ambassadors have to understand they are guests in foreign countries. He says the way you accomplish things is through leadership, and Gov...

Mary Kramer

Mary Kramer on tackling tough issues as ambassador

December 9, 2016 | 2 min

Mary Kramer, former U.S. Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean, says Donald Trump's tough talk about China won't be a surprise to the Chinese when Gov. Terry Branstad takes over as U.S...

Bill Northey

Bill Northey leaves door open to serve as Lt. Gov.

December 9, 2016 | 1 min

Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey (R-Spirit Lake) says he supports Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds 100 percent as she prepares to take over the duties of governor. Northey says he's willing to help in...

Jessica Vanden Berg

Vanden Berg on Democrats reaching rural voters

December 2, 2016 | 1 min

Democratic strategist Jessica Vanden Berg says she agrees with recent comments from former Iowa Gov. and U.S. Sec. of Agriculture Tom Vilsack about Democrats needing to pay more attention to rural...

Sen. Rob Hogg

Hogg on the Democratic minority in the Legislature

December 2, 2016 | 2 min

Sen. Rob Hogg (D-Cedar Rapids) says Democrats have to be reactive to what Republican legislators do, but they also must present a positive vision for how Democrats could govern better and win back...