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State Officials Raise Legal Questions on Reynolds Borrowing Plan

By |2017-09-29T11:18:12-05:00September 29th, 2017|Categories: 2017 Session Information, Budget, Featured, Recent News|

Des Moines, Iowa – In a letter sent to lawmakers and the Governor today, State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald raised new questions about Governor Kim Reynolds’ plan to borrow from the state’s economic emergency fund to close the state’s books. State Representative Chris Hall, D-Sioux City & Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, called on the [...]

Lawmaker Calls for Special Audit of FY 2017

By |2017-09-26T11:45:42-05:00September 26th, 2017|Categories: 2017 Session Information, Budget, Featured, Recent News|

Des Moines, Iowa – State Representative Chris Hall (D-Sioux City), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, today sent a letter to State Auditor Mary Mosiman requesting a special audit on the closing of the 2017 Fiscal Year (FY). “On June 30th, the state was $104 million short of closing the books with a balanced budget. [...]

Inside the Iowa House: No Special Session but Iowans Still Pay for GOP Budget Mess

By |2017-09-22T14:49:34-05:00September 22nd, 2017|Categories: Budget, Recent News|

Dear %%First Name%%, This week's column is authored by Rep. Chris Hall, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee.  -- Mark ******************************************** No Special Session but Iowans Still Pay for GOP Budget Mess By Rep. Chris Hall, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee We learned this week that Governor Reynolds won’t call a special session [...]

Statement & Questions GOP Must Answer on State Budget Crisis

By |2017-09-20T11:35:02-05:00September 20th, 2017|Categories: 2017 Session Information, Budget, Recent News|

Statement & Questions GOP Must Answer on State Budget Crisis From Rep. Chris Hall, Ranking Member of House Appropriations Committee "For the third time this year, Gov. Reynolds is making Iowans pay for borrowed money and corporate tax giveaways. The numbers don't add up. The state was $104 million short on June 30 and only $14.6 [...]

GOP Turns Budget Surplus to Deficit

By |2017-04-25T11:48:12-05:00May 5th, 2017|Categories: 2017 Session Information, Budget, Featured, Recent News|

Lawmakers closed the 2017 legislative session putting the finishing touches on the fiscal year 2018 budget as well as addressing a $131 million state budget deficit in fiscal year 2017. While the state had a $900 million surplus just a few years ago, the deficit was the result of years of mismanagement of the state budget [...]

FACT CHECK: Failed GOP Policies Led to Deficit, Budget Cuts

By |2017-01-24T12:44:11-05:00January 24th, 2017|Categories: 2017 Session Information, Budget, Featured|

Over the last six years, legislative Republicans have touted budget “principles” in an effort to convince Iowans they are responsible stewards of tax dollars. However, as the state faces a $110 million deficit, Republicans have consistently violated their own budget principles while forcing Iowa students and working families to pay for their corporate tax giveaways. Republican [...]

Legislative Democrats alarmed by potential impact of deep, mid-year budget cuts

By |2017-01-24T08:47:46-05:00January 24th, 2017|Categories: 2017 Session Information, Budget, Featured, Recent News|

Legislative Democrats alarmed by potential impact of deep, mid-year budget cuts Sharp cuts by legislative Republicans threaten public safety, education and human services Democratic leaders of the Iowa House and Senate raised concerns about the impact of deep, mid-year budget cuts proposed today by legislative Republicans. Senator Joe Bolkcom, ranking member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, [...]

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