Republicans elect leaders and set priorities for upcoming session

House Republicans met today for the first time since the election to hold elections on leadership positions within the caucus. After Tuesday’s historic election, Republicans now control the House 60 to 40.

Here are several articles that hit the press today:

Top Priority for House GOP: Cutting current state budget: RADIO IOWA

Paulsen will be House speaker, Upmeyer Majority Leader: REGISTER

Top priority is to cut several hundred million from Iowa budget, Republican leader says: REGISTER

First woman elected House Majority Leader: KCCI

Paulsen, Upmeyer to lead Republicans in Iowa House: KGAN