Reporter's Roundtable: Recapping the 2018 Legislative Session

May 7, 2018

Lawmakers adjourned for the 2018 legislative session on Saturday after passing a tax bill worth $2.8 billion and the strictest ban on abortion anywhere in the country. 

During this session, Governor Kim Reynolds also signed legislation to improve mental health care and water quality in the state. The perennial issue of the bottle bill made some movement. Iowa also saw the ouster of Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix after a video of him interacting with a female lobbyist surfaced. 

During this hour of  River to River, host Clay Masters recaps the session with Iowa Public Radio’s Joyce Russell, James Lynch of the Cedar Rapids Gazette, and Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa.