On Iowa Politics discusses Iowa's public employee unions pass their first new collective bargaining test, the state ditches its stopgap health insurance plan, and Senate Democrats pick a new leader.

On Iowa Politics is a weekly news and analysis podcast which recreates the conversations that happen when Iowa's political reporters get together after deadlines have been met. This week's show features Erin Murphy, Christinia Crippes, Ed Tibbetts and Todd Dorman.

This week's show was produced by Max Freund and the music is courtesy of Dead Larry.

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