Iowa Senate http://iowapublicradio.org en Inside The Gold Dome http://iowapublicradio.org/post/inside-gold-dome <p>Lawmakers at the Statehouse have received their final payments, pages and interns have left for summer, but the legislative session continues into May. It’s legislative day today on River to River.</p><p>Host Clay Masters discusses two bills still up for discussion: a state online sales tax bill and a bill requiring DNA testing for certain convictions. Masters also takes a look at the day-to-day in the capitol, by talking with statehouse employees that work alongside Iowa’s representatives.</p><p></p> Mon, 13 May 2013 20:09:57 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Clay Masters 20698 at http://iowapublicradio.org Inside The Gold Dome Politics Day: Iowa's Open Senate Seat http://iowapublicradio.org/post/politics-day-iowas-open-senate-seat <p>The last time politicians had an open race for a Senate seat in Iowa, Paul McCartney &amp; Wings were topping the charts with "Band on the Run" in 1974. On today's River to River we talk about the likely contenders for <a href="http://www.politico.com/story/2013/01/tom-harkin-wont-seek-sixth-senate-term-86759.html" target="_blank">retiring Senator Tom Harkin's</a> seat. Wed, 30 Jan 2013 19:05:17 +0000 Ben Kieffer 14236 at http://iowapublicradio.org Politics Day: Iowa's Open Senate Seat