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The Exchange, Special Election, Voter ID, 01/17/18

Jan 18, 2018

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Coming up on The Exchange, a Republican takes Siouxland’s sixth district house seat after a whirlwind campaign.  That special election also ushered in the first test of Iowa’s voter ID law.

Also, tax reform on the docket for Iowa lawmakers this year.  While some say tax cuts are not what the deficit ridden state needs right now, others disagree.

The Exchange, Special Election, Voter ID, 01/17/18

Jan 18, 2018

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Coming up on The Exchange, a Republican takes Siouxland’s sixth district house seat after a whirlwind campaign.  That special election also ushered in the first test of Iowa’s voter ID law.

Also, tax reform on the docket for Iowa lawmakers this year.  While some say tax cuts are not what the deficit ridden state needs right now, others disagree.

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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.

The Exchange, Legislative Preview 01/03/18

Jan 4, 2018

 

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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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Comingup on the Exchange, two disability rights advocacy groups are suing the state of iowa over the treatment of troubled youth the Eldora Boys training school.  There are allegations of mistreatment and lack of care of mentally ill youth.

Also, Iowa is leading the nation in it’s new program to benefit farmers who plant cover crops to help improve water quality and get rid of the Dead Zone in the gulm of mexico.

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Coming up this week on the Exchange, we talk with a Christian philanthropist who says just handing out charity is not the best way to help people in need.  Also, a look at the women who broke the Japanese and Nazi codes in WWII.  That and more on the Exchange, on Siouxland Public Media. 

Last night Siouxland Republican Party officials nominated State Representative and attorney Jim Carlin for Iowa Senate District 3 special election on December 12th. 

This week on The Exchange, we talk with Iowa Third District Senate Candidate Todd Wendt of Le Mars. Wendt retired earlier this year after 17 years as the Superintendent of the Le Mars public schools. 

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