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Budget Panel Optimistic About Iowa Economy

By |2015-03-26T17:29:03-05:00March 26th, 2015|Categories: Budget, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

A non-partisan group of budget experts met last week and they continue to be optimistic about Iowa’s economy, with job growth improving and unemployment claims down. For the current fiscal year (2015), the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) expects revenues to be $278.4 million higher than last year (FY 2014). They also updated the revenue estimate for [...]

State Budget Hearings Begin this Month

By |2014-11-21T09:41:29-05:00November 21st, 2014|Categories: Budget, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

The Legislature will be working on the fiscal year 2016 budget when the new General Assembly convenes in January. At that time, the Legislature will review the budget requests made by the State departments and agencies, as well as the recommendations made by the Governor. Involvement into the budgeting process can actually take place prior to [...]

State Ends Year with $1 Billion in the Bank; Projects 4.8 % Growth for Next Year

By |2014-10-09T15:33:06-05:00October 9th, 2014|Categories: 2014 Session Information, Budget, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

The state’s non-partisan budget experts met this week and reported the state has a balanced budget with over $1 billion in surplus and reserves. They also expect continued growth and a strong economy through the next fiscal year. Iowa ended fiscal year 2014 with $6.5 billion in revenue with over a $650 million surplus and an [...]

State Budget Estimates Continue to Grow

By |2011-03-28T11:04:28-05:00March 28th, 2011|Categories: 2011 Session Information, Budget, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

The Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) held their quarterly meeting on Friday and increased their revenue estimate for FY 2011 from 3.1% to 3.9% .  The increase in the revenue estimate represents a $48.6 million increase in revenues from their previous estimate. Two of the three REC members were very bullish on the strength of Iowa’s economy, [...]

Transparency & Open Government

By |2009-03-24T20:44:42-05:00March 24th, 2009|Categories: Budget|Tags: , , , , , |

On a 96-3 vote, the Iowa House of Representatives approved a new initiative today to improve transparency and give Iowans easier access to state budget information. “Iowans should have easy access to information about the state budget available 24 hours a day. The bill we approved today will create a website with a searchable database of [...]

State Fiscal Year Ends with Strong Economy

By |2008-07-16T12:21:45-05:00July 16th, 2008|Categories: Budget|Tags: , , , , |

The state’s 2008 fiscal year concluded on June 30 and fiscal year 2009 began on July 1. Preliminary reports from the non-partisan Legislative Fiscal Bureau on state general fund receipts indicate that revenue collections exceeded expectations. Fiscal Year 2008 ended with 9.4% revenue growth. This rate of collections compares with the Revenue Estimating Conference (REC) estimate of [...]

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