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Fiscal Year Ends with Economy Improving

By |2010-07-07T08:16:26-05:00July 7th, 2010|Categories: Budget|Tags: , |

The state ended the year with an over $300 million surplus, according to the non-partisan Legislative Services Agency (LSA). The surplus was over $200 million higher than projected and means the state ended the fiscal year on June 30 in solid financial shape. The LSA report was released today after the state 2010 fiscal year ended [...]

Government Reorganization Clears House; Savings So Far Total $272 Million

By |2010-02-16T09:03:15-05:00February 16th, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information, Budget|Tags: , , , , |

On a unanimous vote, the Iowa House today approved another piece of the government reorganization initiative that boosts savings so far to $272 million. As the national recession cause a steep decline in state revenues, the reorganization effort was launched last year to help balance the state budget while preserving Iowans' priorities in education, jobs, and [...]

House Approves $60 Million Savings Plan

By |2010-02-03T12:29:20-05:00February 3rd, 2010|Categories: 2010 Session Information, Budget|Tags: , , |

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 [...]

Legislative Council Adopts Cost Saving Measures

By |2009-06-11T09:59:20-05:00June 11th, 2009|Categories: Budget, Oversight|Tags: , , , , , |

Fiscal responsibility and balancing the state budget were the top priorities of the Legislative Council that met today at the State Capitol in Des Moines. “Just as families are forced to tighten their belts, state government and the Legislature are no different. We will do our part by cutting over 10% from the Legislature’s budget next [...]

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