A few weeks ago the Iowa Legislative Session wrapped up at the capitol after a tumultuous start that saw the session delayed for months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite the irregular session, Senator Amy Sinclair tells KNIA/KRLS News in total she is happy with the work that was able to get done. She says all three big legislative pieces that she worked on at the beginning of the session dealing with education, regulation for occupational licensing, and medical marijuana were all passed by both chambers and signed by the governor. She says other large pieces of legislation worked on included issues with the states tax policy as well as issues with regulatory reporting responsibilities from school districts.
Senator Sinclair says despite COVID-19 financially impacting the state she was happy to see the state budget passed with little impact and she attributes that to great financial planning over the past three years which according to Senator Sinclair left extra money in the state’s reserves and rainy day fund.