new iowa laws http://iowapublicradio.org en Some Iowa Voters Could Be Intimidated by New Voting Laws http://iowapublicradio.org/post/some-iowa-voters-could-be-intimidated-new-voting-laws <p>Controversial voter ID laws across the country are getting a lot of attention. Here in Iowa, voter rules approved by Republican Secretary of State Matt Schultz are also falling under scrutiny. The new rules <em>could</em> keep <em>some</em> of Iowa’s Latinos home on Election Day. That concern was brought up before a state rulemaking panel at the capitol Tuesday.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 12 Sep 2012 03:48:20 +0000 Clay Masters 7824 at http://iowapublicradio.org New Laws Take Effect & Swimming Tragedy http://iowapublicradio.org/post/new-laws-take-effect-swimming-tragedy <p>The Iowa legislative session ended in May but many of the new laws took effect earlier this week. To begin the hour, we listen back to a conversation IPR&rsquo;s Joyce Russell had with Senate Majority Leader Democrat Mike Gronstal and House Assistant Majority Leader Republican Steve Lukan. Speaking soon after the legislature adjourned, they talk about the accomplishments of the session, what didn&rsquo;t get passed, and what legislative issues might be on tap for next year. Thu, 05 Jul 2012 18:43:04 +0000 Ben Kieffer & Joyce Russell 4265 at http://iowapublicradio.org New Laws Take Effect & Swimming Tragedy