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      Most bills didn't clear Iowa Legislature

      The 2013 Iowa Legislature approved plenty of high-profile measures, but many more bills died during the session. Officials filed 1,105, and most didn't clear the Legislature. Among the failed efforts were proposals to increase oversight of traffic cameras, require suicide prevention training for teachers and help pay for improvements at the Iowa Speedway. House Minority Leader Representative Kevin McCarthy of Des Moines says some lawmakers have been fighting for some measure for years to no avail. Republican Senator Mark Chelgren of Ottumwa says it can be frustrating, but it's part of governing. He notes that if not for two parties and different ideas, "we'd have legislation that kind of runs away."