We’re starting to need a scorecard to keep track of the politicians caught with classified documents where they shouldn’t have them.

Illinois is a signature away from requiring businesses to provide paid leave for their employees. And Iowa state lawmakers consider a proposal that would limit the choices for people who depend on food benefits.

We’ll cover that this morning with former Iowa Republican Party Chair Steve Grubbs and Democratic political consultant Porter McNeil.

“The single greatest nutritional problem in the United States are people consuming unhealthy calories,” Grubbs said. “…It’ll be a positive step forward.”

“As Steve said, a goal of more nutritional food,” McNeil said. “But that might mean expanding the program during these higher-cost times to make sure that they are covering families.”

For more of what our panelists have to say, click on the video.

And we want to hear from you, too, with our question of the week: What do you think should be done to keep politicians from holding on to classified material after leaving office? Let us know at 4therecord@whbf.com.

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