The Iowa legislative session is coming to a halt after learning the state now has community spread of COVID-19.
There have been some questions why the decision to cancel the legislative session was made several hours before Governor Reynolds recommended closing Iowa’s schools. Republican State Senator Dan Zumbach of Ryan explains.
The Iowa House and Senate will convene on Monday to consider resolutions regarding the continuity of government to ensure delivery of essential government services. Senator Zumbach says even though the Iowa legislative session is being halted for at least 30 days, they’ll still be working for Iowans.
Zumbach says the changes in our normal routines aren’t easy, but it’s something that needs to be done.
The Iowa legislative session was scheduled to end April 21st.