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Friday, June 27, 2008

Price of Politics: No special session?

Excerpted from this post at Price of Politics

I'm still trying to figure out what to make of a late afternoon
meeting at the Iowa Statehouse today. Democratic and Republican
leaders, their staffs, Lt. Governor Patty Judge, Homeland Security
Administrator Dave Miller and representatives from FEMA all met for a
little more than an hour. The participants told me they heard
primarily about numbers... flood damage, houses affected, etc. But
afterwards, Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal said a special
session may not be necessary (House Speaker Pat Murphy seemed to
agree). Governor Chet Culver has said previously he may call lawmakers
back into special session so they could best figure out how to pay for
the state's share of flood recovery efforts. It felt like news. Why
was Gronstal saying this?


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