Posts Tagged ‘ Budget ’

Dems: Latest state deficit figures show GOP budget is ‘out of whack’ and hurting Iowa families

July 3, 2017

 "Iowa is not in a recession. Iowa is experiencing slow revenue growth because the policies of Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans are out of whack. Delaying tax refunds for Iowa families and other gimmicks will not solve this budget mess. Republicans must stop showering tens of millions on large tax giveaways to out-of-state corporations.  These…

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GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Taxpayers a #BetterDeal in 2017

June 26, 2017
GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Taxpayers a #BetterDeal in 2017

One of the most important things that the Legislature can do is value each and every dollar that the hardworking taxpayers of Iowa send to their state government.  House Republicans believe that the state budget should be managed just like Iowa families and businesses manage their own. Several bills passed this session give Iowa taxpayers…

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Dems: GOP Turns Budget Surplus to Deficit

May 5, 2017

Lawmakers closed the 2017 legislative session putting the finishing touches on the fiscal year 2018 budget as well as addressing a $131 million state budget deficit in fiscal year 2017. While the state had a $900 million surplus just a few years ago, the deficit was the result of years of mismanagement of the state…

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Dems: FACT CHECK: Failed GOP Policies Led to Deficit, Budget Cuts

January 24, 2017

Over the last six years, legislative Republicans have touted budget “principles” in an effort to convince Iowans they are responsible stewards of tax dollars. However, as the state faces a $110 million deficit, Republicans have consistently violated their own budget principles while forcing Iowa students and working families to pay for their corporate tax giveaways.…

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Dems: Legislative Democrats alarmed by potential impact of deep, mid-year budget cuts

January 24, 2017

Legislative Democrats alarmed by potential impact of deep, mid-year budget cuts Sharp cuts by legislative Republicans threaten public safety, education and human services Democratic leaders of the Iowa House and Senate raised concerns about the impact of deep, mid-year budget cuts proposed today by legislative Republicans. Senator Joe Bolkcom, ranking member of the Senate Appropriations…

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GOP: Representative Pat Grassley Issues Statement on Revenue Estimating Conference

December 10, 2015
GOP: Representative Pat Grassley Issues Statement on Revenue Estimating Conference

(DES MOINES) – Today, Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) issued the following statement regarding the December Revenue Estimating Conference meeting: “The revenue picture is now clear.  Revenue for the next fiscal year is $7.327 billion, an increase of $153.1 million compared to last year. It’s good news that Iowa’s economy continues to grow, however, it…

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GOP: Representative Pat Grassley Issues Statement on Revenue Estimating Conference

December 10, 2015
GOP: Representative Pat Grassley Issues Statement on Revenue Estimating Conference

(DES MOINES) – Today, Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) issued the following statement regarding the December Revenue Estimating Conference meeting: “The revenue picture is now clear.  Revenue for the next fiscal year is $7.327 billion, an increase of $153.1 million compared to last year. It’s good news that Iowa’s economy continues to grow, however, it…

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GOP: Grassley Named House Appropriations Chairman

September 16, 2015
GOP: Grassley Named House Appropriations Chairman

(DES MOINES) – Today, Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) was selected as the new House Appropriations Chairman by Speaker-Select Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake).  Grassley will replace former Rep. Chuck Soderberg, who resigned earlier this week to pursue a new job in Des Moines. “I am honored to be chosen by Speaker-Select Upmeyer for this great…

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GOP: Bills Taking Effect July 1, 2015

June 30, 2015
GOP: Bills Taking Effect July 1, 2015

Several bills passed during the 2015 General Assembly will take effect tomorrow (July 1).  Attached is a list with several notable bills. 2015 Notable Bills Effective July 1

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GOP: 2015 End of Session Report

June 17, 2015
GOP: 2015 End of Session Report

The following is the House Republican Caucus Staff’s end of session report: 2015 End of Session Wrap Up *Note:  All information is current as of June 10, 2015

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