Capitol Chats: Across the Aisle with IASB
Episode 1: Legislative Preview
In the first episode of our new podcast, you'll hear from Senator
Chris Cournoyer and Representative Ras Smith as well as our government
relations team on everything from last session's big wins to what to
expect in 2020.
Episode 2: Advocacy Tips & Tricks
Episode 3: Delegate Assembly Recap
Whether you're a seasoned pro or new to the game, this
episode will provide ideas on how to get a legislator's attention. Hear
from legislators and our team on what works best when you're trying to
leave a lasting impression and get your goals accomplished.
If you couldn't attend Delegate Assembly, or even if you did and just want to hear our thoughts, find out what our big takeaways were as we get one step closer to the 2020 legislative session.
Episode 4: The State Budget Process
Have you ever wondered how the legislature comes up with their budget? What does the REC have to do with it?
answer these questions and more as we take a look at how the state
budget is developed and what that means for public education.
Episode 5: Breakdown of the Condition of the State Address
Governor Reynolds delivered her annual Condition of the State to the legislature —
our government relations team breaks down what we heard about public education, what it means for schools and what we can expect from the legislature this year.
Episode 6: Addressing Mental Health via Telemedicine
Our lobbyist, Emily Piper, and Dennis Tibben from the Iowa Medical Society sit down to talk through a bill that would allow for behavioral and mental health services to be provided via telemedicine in a school setting.
Episode 7: March REC Meeting Breakdown
IASB's Associate Executive Director for Government Relations & School Finance, Shawn Snyder, provides details and analysis of the REC's March meeting and what he predicts could happen in the future as we deal with uncertainties in the economy. See a breakdown and analysis of the numbers
from the REC meeting.