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Tax Code Shakeup In Republicans’ 2017 Iowa Legislative Session Agenda

When the Iowa Legislature gavels into session in January, Republicans will make up the majority in both the House and Senate. We talk with the Senate Majority Leader and the Speaker of the House to learn their plans in this IowaWatch Connection report and visit with Democrats the following week.

The Iowa Capitol is shown May 31, 2016.

Podcast: Looking Forward After The 2016 Elections In Iowa

owa voters have spoken, and loudly. Beyond the high-profile presidential election, though, they shifted the balance of power inside the state, too. What will the change in control of the Iowa Senate mean for public policy in Iowa?

Voters line up at the University of Iowa Memorial Union to vote on Election Day, Nov. 8, 2016.

Clinton Drops 32 Iowa Counties Obama Won In 2012

The loss of 32 Iowa counties that voted Democratic in 2012 gave the Republican nominee Donald Trump the state’s six electoral votes. While Barack Obama was able to win the state with 37 counties in 2012, Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton claimed just six, an IowaWatch review of the Tuesday’s preliminary vote shows.

Students hold signs at a Bernie Sanders rally in Iowa City on Jan. 30, 2016. Sanders eventually lost his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination but young people supporting him now have a chance to have their voice heard as first-time presidential election voters in fall 2016.

First-Time Voters Eager For Say In Presidential Election

The chance to have a voice in who the next U.S. president is and fighting for what is right, watching a new generation make a difference and even watching as states change to either red or blue are some of the many reasons young first-time voters are ready to take part in the 2016 presidential election.