House leaders on Iowa Press

This weekend’s “Iowa Press” on Iowa Public Television features House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (D-Des Moines) and House Minority Leader Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha).  (Show video isn’t posted online yet; the show airs at 7:30 p.m. tonight.)

First questions out of the box were about the state government reorganization plan that cleared the Senate Thursday.  Here’s a Radio Iowa story.  After the show during a Q&A with two reporters who watched the taping, McCarthy shot down the idea of legalizing Internet gambling.

“That would be the biggest expansion of gambling in the state’s history,” McCarthy said.  McCarthy suggested it would be like opening a casino in every house in Iowa that has a computer.  “We’re not going to do that,” he said.

Toward the end of the program, the two men talked about the upcoming election.  “I would guess that, unless something dramatic changes, on November 2 of this year the most dangerous place in America is going to be is to be between a Republican and a polling station,” Paulsen said.

McCarthy cited a recent Des Moines Register Iowa Poll. McCarthy said while that poll found great angst about federal deficits and federal debt, it also found those surveyed thought “local elected officials were doing o.k.”

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
About O.Kay Henderson

O. Kay Henderson is the news director of Radio Iowa.