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Iowa Lawmakers May Extend Session to Next Week
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa legislators are back in the Capitol as they try to wrap up the 2013 legislative session, but it seems likely their work will continue next week.
Republican House Speaker Kraig Paulsen, of Hiawatha, says he expects to return next week to continue budget and policy work.
Paulsen says he hopes to "wrap it up quickly" next week.
Lawmakers reported for duty Friday, a day they usually take off.
On Thursday, legislators struck a tentative deal to cut commercial property taxes and make other tax reductions. But by midday Friday the legislation had not come up for a vote.
Lawmakers still have to find an agreement on education policy and decide how to handle health care for low-income Iowans.
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