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Does Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds "literally" want to defund police?
14th February 2022 • The Gazette Fact Checker • The Gazette
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This week, The Gazette Fact Checker team dives into the meaning of "literally" and a tweet from the Iowa Senate Democrats: “@KimReynoldsIA is proposing a budget cut to the already underfunded Iowa State Patrol. Kim Reynolds and Iowa Republicans are literally the only ones proposing to defund the police.”

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This episode of the podcast is researched and hosted by Erin Jordan and features Marissa Payne and Michaela Ramm. The Fact Checker Podcast is produced by Katie Brumbeloe, and music is "Lobby Time" by Kevin MacLeod.