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Iowa Legislative Session Wraps Up for 2024

The 2024 Iowa legislative session has officially wrapped up for this year. 

The Senate adjourned just before 3:30 a.m. early Saturday. And the House wrapped up the year about an hour later at 4:23 a.m..

The final day of decisions and votes stretched over 20 hours. Lawmakers approved a billion dollar cut in the state income tax that will take effect next year. A nearly nine BILLION dollar state spending plan was finalized. The final bill sent to the governor calls for redeploying a dozen Division of Criminal Investigation agents who work at the state casinos to a task force that will work on illegal immigration cases. The governor recently signed a bill into law that authorizes law enforcement to arrest undocumented immigrants — and gives Iowa judges authority to issue deportation orders. It’s similar to a Texas law that hasn’t taken effect due to a legal challenge. Early Saturday morning, the House voted overwhelmingly to extend a moratorium on new casinos in Iowa, but the bill didn’t come up for a vote in the Senate.


story courtesy of Radio Iowa

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