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IOWA HOUSE PUSHES THROUGH SOME BUDGET BILLS

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The Iowa House has begun chipping away at the series of spending bills that will make up the next state budget.

The Republican-controlled chamber voted 57-36 Wednesday to approve legislation to fund agriculture and natural resources.
That followed a unanimous vote to pay for transportation services.

The GOP-led Senate must also OK the bills.

Preliminary votes could come later today.

Republicans have been negotiating behind closed doors to reach a broader agreement on a roughly $7.49 billion budget set to begin in July.

They want the deal to include tax cuts.

The $380 million bill funding the Department of Transportation maintains overall staffing levels.

The $129 million bill funding the agriculture and natural resources departments restores staffing levels to where they were before mid-year cuts.