Annual Legislative Cracker Barrel Series Begins Saturday
The annual series of town hall meetings with Dubuque area legislators begins Saturday. Every year, a handful of local groups host what are known as “Cracker Barrel” events. They give Dubuque citizens a chance to question local state lawmakers. The Cracker Barrels are held on the first Saturday of each month during the legislative session. The first of 2019’s Cracker Barrels is set for tomorrow morning. The event will begin at 9:30 in the Harbor Room at the Diamond Jo Casino. This month’s Cracker Barrel is being hosted by the Dubuque chapter of the League of Women Voters. Legislators invited to attend include State Representatives Chuck Isenhart and Lindsay James of Dubuque, Shannon Lundgren of Peosta, and Andy McKean of Anamosa, as well as State Senators Pam Jochum of Dubuque and Carrie Koelker of Dyersville.