A change in the Iowa Senate last year appears even more immutable as the opening of the current legislative session revealed a more permanent home for press covering the chamber — in the public gallery above the Senate floor.

Senate Republicans last year barred reporters from the floor, overriding a century-old tradition. This year, the change became permanent with the addition of a press area built into the public gallery, where access to elected officials is severely restricted.

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So talk to the Senate Democrats and don't ask for interviews with the Senate Republicans. In fact, go one step further and interview their past election opponent and future opponents. I'm sure they will give much better interviews any. Start the article with, The future Senator from area 12 discussed this bill with us and don't even mention the republican.

My Thoughts

Was there a reason even given for this change?


Nothing but transparency in the Reynold's house.

Who Knows

Yet, you say nothing about MVM's private little mini council meetings behind closed doors.


Republican Agenda is always to suppress transparency

Who Knows

Says the member of the censorship party.

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