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WATERLOO (KWWL) -- You don't need to be in Des Moines to catch all the legislative action. Now you can even listen in from the comfort of your own computer.

Live streaming audio is available from the House and Senate floor when they are in session. It does require Windows Media Player, but after launching the new window, you can leave it open and listen along while you work at your desk.

Another handy feature that launched just this month is the Bill and Code watch. For example, if you work in the food industry,  you can sign up to receive e-mail alerts any time a bill or code is changed that affects your business.

Also new this session, the Iowa legislature has launched mobile friendly versions of some of it's most popular pages.

Of course, the site still contains all the traditional information like a bill and legislator look-up.

Click here to visit the Iowa Legislature site.

You can also check out a Beta version of a new legislature site. It will officially launch this summer and is not fully updated. But, designers hope to run the site throughout the current session to test it and get feedback. Click here to get a sneak peek of the new design.

Online Reporter: Jenn Jarvis

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