Tri States Public Radio Staff
Wed June 1, 2005
Iowa Legislative Split Could Continue
Burlington, IA – State Senator Tom Courtney (D-Burlington) says Iowa residents might want to get accustomed to the split in state government. Courtney believes few of the incumbents up for re-election next year are vulnerable. Courtney serves in the Senate leadership as Democratic whip, which means he is involved in candidate recruitment. The Iowa Senate is evenly divided with 25 members from each party, while Republicans hold a 51 to 49 edge in the House. Courtney says next year's session will have a major impact on how the public views the work of the legislature.