House Democrats are committed to a fiscally responsible, balanced state budget that doesn’t forget the needs of hard working, middle class families. The troubled national economy and the devastating storms that hit Iowa last summer have caused a state budget shortfall that will require significant cutbacks and difficult choices.

We have created Open Budget Iowa to bring more transparency to the budget process and give the people of Iowa a direct voice in crafting a balanced, responsible state budget. We need your ideas and suggestions to find efficiencies and new cost savings in the budget.

Below you will find individual “blog posts” with information about Governor Culver’s budget recommendations this year as well as detailed information about each of the seven appropriations areas that we use to craft our budget.

Please use this information to inform your comments. You can add your comments to any of the posts below. We welcome your input!