Matt Breen, asked, "How long does it take a passed law to go into effect?" Goosmann said it's generally three months after the legislature adjourns. "But, it's different for each state," Goosmann said. "In 2014, the Iowa legislature meets for 100 days. In Nebraska, lawmakers meet for 60 days., And, in South Dakota, lawmakers meet for 35 working days."
Each state will have different priorities. "In Iowa, new issues could include tax policy, education, infrastructure needs, health care, growing jobs and the economy," Goosmann said. "In Nebraska it's tax policy, Medicaid expansion, and education funding. And, South Dakota lawmakers will deal with gun and alcohol laws, texting and driving."
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