Governor Kim Reynolds became the first woman to deliver Iowa’s “Condition of the State” address to the legislature in Des Moines Tuesday:
OC……..dare to dream. ;25
Reynolds also mentioned the “Me Too” movement, praising women who have found the courage to report sexual harassment:
OC………..it must stop. :16
The governor says she wants to modernize Iowa’s tax code by reducing individual taxes and eliminate the deduction of federal taxes from Iowa tax returns.
She says otherwise federal tax code changes would result in Iowans paying higher taxes in the state:
OC………small businesses. :19
The governor called for a one and a half per cent boost in public school spending plus an additional $35-million dollars to use as schools wish.
She also hopes for a water quality bill to be passed
The Republican-controlled Iowa Legislature faces a roughly $37 million budget shortfall in the current $7.2 billion state budget.
audio courtesy IPTV