Des Moines, IA – Jason Parrott's guest is State Senator Tom Courtney (D-Burlington).
They discuss the Iowa Legislature's 2012 session, which begins Monday, January 9 in Des Moines.
Iowa lawmakers spent plenty of time at the statehouse during 2011.
The session lasted 172 days, which made it one of the longest sessions in state history.
Courtney believes 2012 will be a much shorter session, possibly as few as 90 days.
He says lawmakers want to get out and meet with their constituents during a big election year.