Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, a Republican, leads one of only three states where legislative control is split between parties. Taxes and education this session will take a back seat to less-important issues so something can pass the legislature. (Associated Press)

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad, a Republican, leads one of only three states where legislative control is split between parties. Taxes and education this session will take a back seat to less-important issues so something can pass the legislature. (Associated Press)