Committee approves $20 million increase for prisons as Reynolds promises Anamosa investigation

The House Appropriations Committee approved a $34.6 million increase in the proposed budget for state justice systems Wednesday, including what a lawmaker called “possibly a record increase” of $20.5 million for state prison salaries and staffing. Rep. Gary Worthan, R-Storm Lake, called the proposal a “culmination” of his 11 years overseeing this budget.  “It’s not … Continue reading Committee approves $20 million increase for prisons as Reynolds promises Anamosa investigation