River to River
Thu July 5, 2012
New Laws Take Effect & Swimming Tragedy
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’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’t get passed, and what legislative issues might be on tap for next year. Then, host Ben Kieffer talks with guests about other new laws including changes in liquor regulations and rules of the road. Finally, a conversation with Mike Tupper, the Chief of Police in Marshalltown, about the death of three children while swimming in the Iowa River on Wednesday.