Iowa Legislature Reconvening after COVID-19 Interruption

The Iowa Legislature is reconvening today for the first time in two and a half months.

The session came to a halt on March 15th when community spread of COVID-19 was first confirmed in the state. Republican State Senator Dan Zumbach of Ryan says legislators kept in touch while the session was suspended so they wouldn’t skip a beat when they finally returned.

Senator Zumbach says he heard from constituents while he was home too, with a lot of discussion about COVID-19.

And as the Iowa legislature gets back to work, their surroundings will look a little different than it usually does.

Zumbach says he’s talked with members of the House and Senate, as well as the Governor’s office – and he’s expecting the session to only last about two weeks before they wrap up for the year.

Passing a budget is among the work that still needs to get done this legislative session.