There will not be a state government shut-down if the top two leaders in the Iowa Legislature have their way, they say. (But there is the possibility of a shutdown of state operations if Governor Terry Branstad follows through on his threat to veto budget bills the legislature may send him over and over and over until he gets what he wants.)
The legislature’s top two leaders appear together on this weekend’s edition of “Iowa Press” on Iowa Public Television. The two offer their predictions about the prospect the redistricting plan will pass the legislature next week (probably will) and whether Branstad’s proposed double-digit increase in the state tax on casinos will pass (probably won’t). A wide range of other topics, including a discussion of prospects for property tax relief were discussed. Watch it tonight at 7:30 on IPTV or watch it online here.