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Budget Panel Optimistic About Iowa Economy

Budget Panel Optimistic About Iowa Economy

A non-partisan group of budget experts met last week and they continue to be optimistic about Iowa’s economy, with job growth improving and unemployment claims down. For the curre ...

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State Budget Hearings Begin this Month

State Budget Hearings Begin this Month

The Legislature will be working on the fiscal year 2016 budget when the new General Assembly convenes in January. At that time, the Legislature will review the budget requests mad ...

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State Ends Year with $1 Billion in the Bank; Projects 4.8 % Growth for Next Year

State Ends Year with $1 Billion in the Bank; Projects 4.8 % Growth for Next Year

The state’s non-partisan budget experts met this week and reported the state has a balanced budget with over $1 billion in surplus and reserves. They also expect continued growth ...

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Republicans Play Shell Game with Education Reform

Republicans Play Shell Game with Education Reform

Just a day after approving the education reform bill, House Republicans outlined their shell game to pay for the reforms by taking $20 million from class size reduction funds that ...

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Republicans Pull the Plug on Job Creation

Republicans Pull the Plug on Job Creation

House Republicans released their budget for the 2013 year and it hits the state's job creation efforts and education especially hard.  Here's the response from House Democratic Le ...

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Democrats Urge Quick Action on National Guard Tuition Help

Democrats Urge Quick Action on National Guard Tuition Help

House Democrats today encouraged Republicans to take quick action on two bills to prevent tuition hikes on national guard members and improve safety at Iowa’s correctional institu ...

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House Democrats React to Governor's Condition of the State Address

House Democrats React to Governor's Condition of the State Address

Governor Terry Branstad delivered the annual Condition of the State address in a joint session of the Iowa Legislature on Tuesday.  Democrats joined the Governor's call for bi-par ...

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