Prichard: Success at 2018 Legislature requires cooperation

News Release

DES MOINES — The 2018 legislative session opened on Monday at the State Capitol and State Representative Todd Prichard of Charles City said the session can be a success if lawmakers work together and keep focused on improving lives for Iowa families.

“I look forward to working together with my colleagues in the House to get back to the basics and improve the lives of everyday Iowans.  That means staying focused on good jobs, great public schools, and access to health care,” said Prichard.

Some of the issues lawmakers may be working on this year include funding for K-12 schools, improving Iowa’s mental health system, ending Medicaid privatization, making college education affordable, expanding job training opportunities, and improving the quality of Iowa’s water.

“I encourage anyone with questions or ideas for legislation to contact me at the State Capitol in Des Moines.  While I will be attending a host of public events at home on weekends, I can be reached anytime by email at or by phone at 515-281-3221,” concluded Prichard.  “If we can put aside politics and work together, I know we can find some common sense solutions and have another successful legislative session.”

The 2018 legislature runs 100 days and is scheduled to adjourn on April 17th.