Iowa Legislature Getting Close to End

The Iowa state capitol building in Des Moines on Friday, Dec. 22, 2006.


By Ellen Kurt

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa legislative leaders say they're getting close to wrapping up the 2013 session.

Republican House Speaker Kraig Paulsen, of Hiawatha, says Tuesday that lawmakers are working out compromise deals on key issues. He says "there's a very real possibility that we are done tomorrow."

Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled House and Democratic-majority Senate are seeking agreement on education policy, property tax cuts and low income health care. Paulsen says they are making progress on all fronts, though he declined to discuss details.

Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal, a Democrat from Council Bluffs, also says there are "hopeful signs."

There were no floor debates in either chamber Tuesday. Leaders and members negotiating on key issues worked behind closed doors. The rest of the members are expected back in Des Moines on Wednesday.

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