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Funding Work Remains for Iowa Lawmakers

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- Lawmakers are back at the Statehouse Wednesday and have a full slate of work ahead of them.

They're now over a week past the session's expected closing date, but three funding bills have yet to be finalized.

They pertain to education, transportation, and health and human services. Those three will likely be the focus moving forward.

Behind them now are bills pertaining to medical marijuana, fantasy sports, and water quality. They failed to reach the governor's desk this session.

Despite that, lawmakers say there were some successes to this session.

“Well we've done some good tax policy bills, we also worked on our Medicaid program in the state of Iowa, as you know we moved to a managed care Medicaid system,” said Rep. John Forbes, a Democrat. “Overall it`s gone fairly well, much better than I thought it would.”

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