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Coming up today on The Exchange, as the political season begins to gear up, we hear from a new presidential candidate who says everyone deserves a basic universal income.

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Also, at look at the life changes of Robert Kennedy.  That and more on the Exchange, today at noon, Siouxland Public Media.

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Welcome to the Exchange, on Siouxland Public Media, I’m Mary Hartnett.  

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Coming up this week on The Exchange, the town of Sibley takes action to stop negative comments and is sued by the ACLU of Iowa over First Amendment concerns.

an Iowa steel business responds to President Trump’s new tariffs on steel and aluminum,

And we talk with an  unlikely candidate for Governor in Nebraska

and we talk with the current Dimmit Fellow at Morningside College.

That and more on the Exchange, Wednesday at noon on Siouxland Public Media.

  

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House and Senate Republicans are pushing for a massive tax overhaul.  The House plan and the Senate plan both cut taxes substantially.  Republicans say redesigning the state’s individual and business tax rates is needed to bring the Iowa tax code up to date. 

But others are worried that it goes too far, at a time when the state is strapped for funds because of previous tax cuts.

  

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House and Senate Republicans are pushing for a massive tax overhaul.  The House plan and the Senate plan both cut taxes substantially.  Republicans say redesigning the state’s individual and business tax rates is needed to bring the Iowa tax code up to date. 

But others are worried that it goes too far, at a time when the state is strapped for funds because of previous tax cuts.

Welcome to The Exchange on Siouxland Public Media I’m Mary Hartnett.

Since the election of President Donald Trump in 2016, women have been more politically vocal and politically active.  In fact, an Iowa State University center for Women and Politics says more Iowa women are running for office and winning.  Diane Bystrom is the director of the Carrie Chapman Catt Center for Women and Politics. Bystrom says the women have felt the need to get involved after the loss of the first female presidential nominee. 

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For the third year in a row, the Iowa House on Tuesday took up water quality legislation, and by noon the bill finally passed on a mostly partisan vote.    The legislation which is now on its way to the governor spends millions of dollars for water quality improvement projects over the next decade.       But the final version pitted farm groups against environmentalists and there was bitter debate.   

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Coming up on the Exchange, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds delivers her first state of the state address. Reynolds made it plain she wants to lower taxes and deal with issues like Medicaid privatization.

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Coming up on the Exchange, Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds delivers her first state of the state address. Reynolds made it plain she wants to lower taxes and deal with issues like Medicaid privatization.

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Coming up today on The Exchange, a Sioux City state lawmaker is suing Governor Kim Reynolds for the way she transferred millions of dollars in reserve funds to balance the budget. Chris Hall says the budgeting process needs a hard look from lawmakers as well.

Also, we hear from newly-elected state senator Jim Carlin on his goals for the upcoming legislative session that starts Monday.  Carlin says he wants to focus on several financial issues, one of which is tax reform to help Iowa’s economic climate.

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