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Legislative leaders on the governor's proposed budget

posted on January 15, 2014

Governor Terry Branstad's proposed state budget increases spending 7.8 percent, a figure Iowa Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mike Gronstal says is a bit misleading, because it includes the state expenditures to reduce commercial property taxes at the local level. Legislative leaders say they will analyze the governor's budget in great detail, and Iowa House Speaker Rep. Kraig Paulsen says his House Republican caucus will definitely make sure a balanced budget is passed.

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