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Iowa lawmakers are working overtime this week as a budget and tax deal still need ironing out, despite the longer session, we wanted to know if you feel they're getting things done.

Posted: Apr 30, 2018 8:27 AM

KIMT News 3 - Iowa lawmakers are working overtime this week as a budget and tax deal still need ironed out. Despite the longer session, we wanted to know if you feel they're getting things done.
LaRae Holland finds politics a bit depressing. She said she doesn't feel like lawmakers listen to the people enough. Right now, the Iowa legislative session is at least 10 days past when they usually would adjourn. No lawmakers are being paid at this point but taxpayers are still paying for transportation costs for lawmakers. Holland believes there should be no complaining among lawmakers.
“I just feel like when they are there to work for the people, and it’s just like anybody in a lot of businesses you have to work overtime and I don't feel politics should be any different,” Holland said.
Democratic House Representative Sharon Steckman said with Republicans in control it’s no surprise this session is taking so long. Republican State Senator Dennis Guth says he wishes the session would go faster but is satisfied on how it’s going in order to not make any foolish decisions.

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