Iowa Legislature May Miss Adjournment Deadline

Created: 04/29/2014 3:10 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa Legislature hasn't given up hope of adjourning, seven days beyond their planned 100-day session.

Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal had suggested lawmakers could finish late Tuesday night, but with work continuing on several budget bills, that timeline could be difficult.

Lawmakers also were working for passage of several others bills.

A House committee Tuesday passed a Senate medical marijuana bill with amendments. The bill had little chance this year until parents of children with epilepsy lobbied lawmakers and changed minds.

Two of Gov. Terry Branstad's priority measures - anti-bullying legislation and broadband expansion - appeared to have stalled but could re-emerge as amendments on other bills.

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Several bills stalling adjournment