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Governor Requests 9% Funding Increase for Himself

By |2015-01-15T10:37:03-05:00January 15th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , , |

An analysis from the non-partisan Legislative Services Agency shows Governor Branstad’s budget for next year includes a 9.1% increase for his own office. “Governor Branstad should be embarrassed. A 9% increase for his own office but only 1% for our schools and kids is just wrong. Iowans shouldn’t be fooled by his hollow rhetoric on the [...]

State Budget Hearings Begin this Month

By |2014-11-21T09:41:29-05:00November 21st, 2014|Categories: Budget, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

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 made by the State departments and agencies, as well as the recommendations made by the Governor. Involvement into the budgeting process can actually take place prior to [...]

Public Hearing on Budget Omnibus Bill Tomorrow

By |2011-06-06T17:25:20-05:00June 6th, 2011|Categories: Budget, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

House Democrats requested today that the House hold a public hearing on the large budget omnibus bill HF 697, that was introduced late last week. The bill proposed spends $25 billion, the most in Iowa's history, deserves public input and Republicans wanted to pass the bill before Iowans had a chance to weigh in. 4:00 p.m. [...]

Iowa Senate Democrats to Hold Open Budget Meetings

By |2011-06-03T15:28:39-05:00June 3rd, 2011|Categories: Budget, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , |

The Iowa Senate Democrats announced today they will host a week-long series of “Open Budget Hearings” next week at the Iowa Statehouse.  Informed Iowans are schedule to speak on  the impact of the significant points of disagreement between Senate Democratic proposals and those of Governor Branstad and House Republicans. The Open Budget Hearings will begin with [...]

State Budget Estimates Continue to Grow

By |2011-03-28T11:04:28-05:00March 28th, 2011|Categories: 2011 Session Information, Budget, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

The Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) held their quarterly meeting on Friday and increased their revenue estimate for FY 2011 from 3.1% to 3.9% .  The increase in the revenue estimate represents a $48.6 million increase in revenues from their previous estimate. Two of the three REC members were very bullish on the strength of Iowa’s economy, [...]

Republican Budget Rewards Corporations, Leaves Kids in the Cold

By |2011-02-10T16:22:05-05:00February 10th, 2011|Categories: Budget, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

House Republicans outlined their budget plan for Fiscal Year 2012 and Rep. Tyler Olson, the lead Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, says Republicans have the wrong priorities. Republicans are spending $383 million on tax breaks for corporations and those who don’t need it instead of keeping 20,000 Iowa kids in preschool and supporting our k-12 [...]

Republican Plan Actually Spends More Than It Saves

By |2011-01-03T14:15:15-05:00January 3rd, 2011|Categories: 2011 Session Information, Budget, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , |

The House Republicans laid out a budget plan for this year's Legislative Session that increases spending by $23 million more than the previous year, and continues to ignore Iowa's working middle class families. “After promising to save $200 - $300 million in the current fiscal year, Republicans have dramatically missed their own goal by several hundred [...]

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