Kraig Paulsen http://iowapublicradio.org en Will the 2014 Legislative Session Be as Productive as Last Year? http://iowapublicradio.org/post/will-2014-legislative-session-be-productive-last-year <p></p><p>Today is the first day of the 2014 Iowa legislative session. It’s an election year, which usually means the time lawmakers meet will be short so people can go run for re-election. IPR Statehouse Correspondent Joyce Russell talks with Clay Masters about the 2014 legislative session.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 13 Jan 2014 11:52:16 +0000 Clay Masters & Joyce Russell 34773 at http://iowapublicradio.org Will the 2014 Legislative Session Be as Productive as Last Year? Senate Democrats Unveil Plan to Expand Medicaid with Opt-Out Option http://iowapublicradio.org/post/senate-democrats-unveil-plan-expand-medicaid-opt-out-option <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Democrats in the Iowa senate say they’re extending an olive branch to Republican Governor Terry </span>Branstad<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> regarding their proposal to expand Medicaid in the state. The governor is opposed to expanding the joint federal state healthcare program for the poor mainly because he doesn’t believe the feds can continue to pay for it. Democrats are offering an opt-out provision in case federal funding levels </span><em style="line-height: 1.5;">would</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> change.</span></p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 22:10:49 +0000 Clay Masters 17703 at http://iowapublicradio.org Senate Democrats Unveil Plan to Expand Medicaid with Opt-Out Option