raise the bar http://iowapublicradio.org en 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