2021 budget negotiations

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‘If we don’t do it now … this is never going to happen’: Senators advance mental health tax cut

BY: - May 10, 2021

There’s still no agreement between the House and Senate on taxes as both chambers advance mismatched proposals. The Senate held a meeting Monday about Senate File 1276, the tax “compromise” proposed last week by Gov. Kim Reynolds. The House has not agreed to the proposal. Sen. Dan Dawson, R-Council Bluffs, said Reynolds’ plan was “the […]

Iowa Senate proposes $14 million less than House for prisons

BY: - April 14, 2021

The Iowa Senate proposed a $6.2 million increase to the Department of Corrections following a deadly attack at Anamosa, an allocation $14 million shy of the House’s proposal of more than $20 million. Democrats and union representatives say neither figure is adequate to improve Iowa’s prisons. Sen. Julian Garrett, R-Indianola, led a Wednesday subcommittee on […]