Statement from House Democrats on March Revenue Estimating Conference from Rep. Chris Hall, Ranking Member of House Appropriations Committee

“Iowa is still facing a budget crisis. Month after month taxpayers have been waiting for the Governor and Republican lawmakers to balance the state budget. At the same time Iowa is unable to pay for basic services like education and healthcare, Republicans are pushing for a $1 billion tax break that would bankrupt this state for the next decade.

After putting $144 million on the state’s credit card last year, the majority party is ignoring common sense along with the bills they’ve already racked up. With wages stalled for most Iowans, we need to prioritize the needs of working families first instead of more lopsided tax breaks for the wealthy and special interests.

Democrats stand ready to balance the state budget and restore fiscal discipline to Iowa.”