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 Leader Kevin McCarthy:

The Republican budget will pull the plug on our job creation efforts next year.  House Democrats are committed to strengthening our economy and growing the middle class. We won’t turn our back on economic development efforts to help Iowa Main Street businesses grow while rewarding big Wall Street corporations with over-sized tax breaks that won’t benefit Iowans.

With the future of our economy dependent on a highly-skilled workforce, we also can’t afford to short-change opportunities for Iowans to get the skills they need to land a good-paying job.   We’re going to work with the Senate and Governor Branstad to craft a responsible budget.