A proposal to provide more COVID funding to schools that had more in-person learning, compared to schools that hat more hybrid or virtual learning.
The debate over tenure.
Should schools be banned from using the 1619 Project?
Statehouse leaders condemned Wednesday's violence in Washington, D.C.
Whitver says tax policy conversations are always ongoing, and Republican senators don't want to take their foot off the gas in trying to improve Iowa's tax climate.
Aa variety of education issues are on the table in 2021, from funding to parental choice.
Republican legislators say Iowans want safe, secure elections, and the 2020 election succeeded in that.
Feenstra says he would not consider raising the retirement age to help shore up Social Security.
Feenstra says there needs to be a level playing field for livestock producers, and big meat packing monopolies need to be broken up.
Feenstra says given the unprecedented use of mail-in voting this year, litigation should be allowed to play out before moving forward.
Hinson says certain families and businesses need help in a stimulus bill.
Hinson talks about whether Iowa should have joined a Texas lawsuit challenging election results and what happens next.
Hinson says making Social Security solvent has to be balanced with fixing the nation's debt. She says she would be open to raising the retirement age.
Miller-Meeks says she thinks it's unfortunate Democrat Rita Hart is appealing election results to the U.S. House, although it is her right to do so.
Miller-Meeks says she will get the vaccine as soon as it's available to her.
Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks says it's tough to fail in such a public way, but how you respond to failure is what defines you as a person.
Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks says Joe Biden will be sworn in as President in January, but President Trump should also pursue all legal options regarding election results.
Pate talks about what his office is doing with a list of Iowans with felony convictions who recently had their voting rights restored.
More poll workers are needed across the state.
Iowa officials say they don't expect any problems with U.S. Postal Service delivery in Iowa.
More than one third of Iowa's counties have used dropboxes to allow voters to turn in their absentee ballots.
What a derecho is, how it forms, and why the August 2020 derecho storm will go down as one of the significant weather events in Iowa history.
Olson says investing in disaster response capabilities at the state and local levels would help us prepare to meet critical needs of citizens when a crisis hits.
Olson says there are 1500-1600 living units in that city completely destroyed or damaged severely enough to be unsafe to occupy.
Greenfield says she hopes areas of Iowa get a presidential disaster declaration after the derecho storm this week.
Greenfield says says a public option is needed.
Greenfield says unemployed Americans need extended benefits, small businesses need PPP, state and local governments need help, and schools need support.
Ernst proposes giving essential workers tax relief.
Ernst says she thinks the Senate should hold hearings this year to fill any Supreme Court justice vacancy.
Ernst says the U.S. is doing a good job focusing on the end solution of vaccines and treatments.
Grassley and Whitver say the legislature may try to protect Iowans who are following safety protocols.
Lawmakers are discussing possible legislation in response to recent protests.
Whitver says the legislature already made a commitment for about $100 million in K-12 school funding.
Grassley and Whitver say they want voting parameters decided well in advance of the November general election.
Reynolds (R-Des Moines) talks about IWILL and how she thinks new funding can go into water quality, conservation and outdoor recreation initiatives.
Governor Reynolds says she's focused on improving conditions at the Glenwood Resource Center.
Gov. Reynolds says she's traveling the state explaining her Invest in Iowa plan and hoping Iowans will convince their legislators to support it.
Winfrey and Redlawsk say some candidates are at a disadvantage not being able to campaign in Iowa.
Winfrey says, "We can elect a woman president if people decide to elect a woman president."
Winfrey and Redlawsk say Iowa democrats often vote with their hearts and support the candidate they like the most.
Iowa political party chairs explain why the Iowa Caucuses are first in the presidential nominating process.
Iowa political party chairs talk about how results will be gathered from precincts across the state.
Steyer responds to a question about whether it's a good time for a billionaire to run for office.
Yang says it's important for the U.S. to stay ahead of China in technology.
Steyer says he may not have military experience, but he has experience working with foreign governments as a business leader and he's familiar with American interests abroad and how to think about them.
Yang says the biggest winners in the 21st century economy are not sharing their winnings with the rest of us.
Steyer says there's a shortage of at least seven million affordable housing units in the United States.
Yang says U.S. action was a disproportionate response, and it dangerously pushes the country toward an armed conflict with Iran.
Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-South Bend, Indiana) talks about how he hopes doing well in the Iowa Caucuses will give his campaign needed momentum moving forward to other early voting states.
Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-South Bend, Indiana) talks about his foreign policy credentials compared to fellow candidates, including former Vice President Joe Biden, who Buttigieg says made a mistake in voting to send troops into Iraq.
Democratic presidential candidate Mayor Pete Buttigieg (D-South Bend, Indiana) says Washington needs to start looking more like the nation's best-run cities and towns.
Political science professors Donna Hoffman and Dave Peterson point out that Iowa has had to fight for years to keep the caucuses first, and the future might depend a bit on who wins the White House in 2020.
Dave Peterson, professor of political science at Iowa State University, says Democrats and Republicans disagree on how the economy is doing, so it may not be as much of an indicator as it used to be.
Donna Hoffman, professor of political science at the University of Northern Iowa, says that the 2018 midterm elections indicate that Iowa is still a tossup state for Republicans and Democrats.
Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) says Republicans will continue looking at how to reduce tax burdens. He says any discussion of increasing the sales tax must also include lowering taxes in another area.
Iowa Senate Majority Leader Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) says the workforce problem is because we don't have enough people or we don't have people with the right skills.
Whitver says there's no doubt his caucus is a pro-life caucus.
Sanders said he will not turn his back on coal miners or people who work on oil rigs when it comes to fighting climate change.
Sanders says workers and farmers will have input in his administration's trade policy.
Sanders says he worked hard to help elect Hillary Clinton in 2016 after losing the Democratic nomination.
Belin and Vander Hart talk about whether Sen. Joni Ernst is vulnerable.
Belin and Vander Hart talk about recent changes to Iowa's judicial nominating process.
The 2020 battle for the Iowa House.
Booker says licensing guns is common sense, it works and a majority of Americans polled support it.
Booker says it's good that the NCAA and others are rethinking policies.
Booker says we should legalize marijuana, tax it and regulate it.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota), Democratic candidate for president, says she has an optimistic economic agenda for the country and will call out Donald Trump for promises he hasn't kept. She says she can appeal to moderate and independent voters who voted for both Obama and Trump.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota), Democratic candidate for president, says she stands up for farmers and thinks they can be part of the solution in addressing climate change.
Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota), Democratic candidate for president, says she would offer free one- or two-year programs through community colleges, double pell grants, lower student loan interest rates and expand loan repayment programs.
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado), Democratic candidate for president, says free preschool and preparing kids who don't go to college to be able to earn a living wage are two things that would transform millions of Americans' lives, as well as the economy.
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado), Democratic candidate for president, says it's important for lawmakers to get something done regarding guns, and background checks is the place to start. He says he thinks it will be tough to get Sen. Mitch McConnell to take it up in the Senate.
Sen. Michael Bennet (D-Colorado), Democratic candidate for president, says we have a basic decision to make whether we want to have a rural America or not. He says rural America needs access to hospitals, schools and investment in infrastructure.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democratic candidate for president, says it's hard for some people to care about the end of earth if all they're thinking about is how they can make it to the end of the month.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, who was the only Democrat re-elected in a state President Trump won in 2016, says Democrats need to show up in rural areas and listen. He says challenges in rural areas can be different than in urban areas, but the values are the same.
Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democratic candidate for president and a gun owner himself, says there should be background checks, safe storage and red flag laws, and assault weapons should no longer be sold.
Republican former Governor and former Congressman Mark Sanford of South Carolina says the U.S. is on the verge of the most significant financial storm since the Great Depression. He says if we don't get ahead of it, it will "diminish and destroy people's dreams and hopes."
Republican former Governor and former Congressman Mark Sanford of South Carolina says we all have deficiencies. But he says with humility and empathy, he has grown from his experiences and is a better leader and person as a result.
Republican former Governor and former Congressman Mark Sanford of South Carolina says his approach to immigration policy is common sense, including not abusing amnesty and having a border wall. He says President Trump has exacerbated the problem at the border.
Democratic presidential candidate and former Congressman Beto O'Rourke (D-Texas) says, "if I don't connect the dots, then I am in part culpable for the next mass shooting animated by the president's racism."
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