The Iowa House has approved a plan to save the state $60 million with in the next year and help balance the state budget.

“In these tough budget times, I’m glad we’re taking action to find savings and provide services to Iowans more efficiently.  The plan we approved will help keep the budget balanced while protecting key priorities for middle class families like education, good-paying jobs, and affordable health care,” said State Representative Marcie Frevert of Emmetsburg, who managed the bill in the House.

 

Senate File 2062, which was approved on a 96-1 voted, implements an early retirement plan for eligible state employees.   The bill is just one piece of a package of state government reorganization plans under consideration by the Iowa Legislature this year. The bill now goes back to the Senate.