Dems: State Officials Raise Legal Questions on Reynolds Borrowing Plan

Des Moines, Iowa – In a letter sent to lawmakers and the Governor today, State Treasurer Mike Fitzgerald raised new questions about Governor Kim Reynolds’ plan to borrow from the state’s economic emergency fund to close the state’s books. State Representative Chris Hall, D-Sioux City & Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, called on…

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Dems: Iowa taxpayers’ money going to pay for GOP misdeeds

Dems: Iowa taxpayers’ money going to pay for GOP misdeeds

Iowans are rightfully disgusted by the harassment, discrimination, and retaliation against Kirsten Anderson and other legislative staff. They are outraged that their tax dollars are going to be used to pay $1.75 million because of the misconduct and mismanagement by Republican Senators.

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Dems: Lawmaker Calls for Special Audit of FY 2017

Des Moines, Iowa – State Representative Chris Hall (D-Sioux City), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee, today sent a letter to State Auditor Mary Mosiman requesting a special audit on the closing of the 2017 Fiscal Year (FY). “On June 30th, the state was $104 million short of closing the books with a balanced…

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GOP: Senator Dix: Addressing Iowa’s Budget Challenges

On Wednesday, Governor Reynolds confirmed a special session was not needed to deal with a budget shortfall for Fiscal Year 2017, the budget that was approved by Senate Democrats last year and ended June 30.

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Dems: Inside the Iowa House: No Special Session but Iowans Still Pay for GOP Budget Mess

Dear %%First Name%%, This week’s column is authored by Rep. Chris Hall, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee.  — Mark ******************************************** No Special Session but Iowans Still Pay for GOP Budget Mess By Rep. Chris Hall, Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee We learned this week that Governor Reynolds won’t call a special…

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Dems: Community Volunteer and Attorney Karin Derry To Run for Iowa House District 39

Johnston, Iowa – Karin Derry, community volunteer, mother of three and attorney from Johnston, announced her candidacy to represent Iowa’s 39th House District, which includes Johnston, Grimes, and Urbandale. “I’m running for the Iowa House because politicians at the Iowa Statehouse are not moving Iowa in the right direction,” Derry said. “As an 18 year…

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Dems: Governor Reynolds’ claim to balance budget ‘without cuts to education’ is astoundingly false

Dems: Governor Reynolds’ claim to balance budget ‘without cuts to education’ is astoundingly false

“Yesterday Governor Kim Reynolds made the astoundingly false claim that she has managed the state budget ‘without cuts to education.’  That’s a real whopper!  The truth is that the mid-year budget cuts (Senate File 130) sliced a total of $31.5 million from education.  The $4.5 million cut from the Iowa Department of Education was just…

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Dems: Statement & Questions GOP Must Answer on State Budget Crisis

Statement & Questions GOP Must Answer on State Budget Crisis From Rep. Chris Hall, Ranking Member of House Appropriations Committee “For the third time this year, Gov. Reynolds is making Iowans pay for borrowed money and corporate tax giveaways. The numbers don’t add up. The state was $104 million short on June 30 and only…

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Dems: Reaction by Senate Democrats to the latest update on GOP’s budget mess

Dems: Reaction by Senate Democrats to the latest update on GOP’s budget mess

This is the third time we have seen a budget shortfall for Fiscal Year 17. Economic prosperity and fiscal responsibility can only return if Governor Reynolds and Republican legislators start working in a bipartisan way to make smart investments in Iowa workers and their families.

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