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WHITVER UNVEILS IOWA SENATE SPENDING PLAN

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IOWA SENATE MAJORITY LEADER JACK WHITVER OF ANKENY UNVEILED THE OVERALL SPENDING PLAN SENATE REPUBLICANS HAVE DRAFTED.

IT WOULD BE A NEARLY EIGHT BILLION DOLLAR STATE BUDGET FOR THE NEXT FISCAL YEAR AND INCLUDES ABOUT 100 MILLION DOLLARS IN NEW TAX CUTS.

WHITVER SAYS IT’S A STARTING POINT FOR NEGOTITIONS WITH THE GOVERNOR AND HOUSE REPUBLICANS.

WHITVER1 OC……COMING OUT.” :03

THERE’S NO AGREEMENT AMONG LEGISLATORS YET ON ONE OF GOVERNOR KIM REYNOLDS’ PRIORITIES — SPENDING 150 MILLION DOLLARS IN EACH OF THE NEXT THREE YEARS TO EXPAND BROADBAND IN IOWA.

WHITVER SAYS THE SENATE G-O-P’S PROPOSED BUDGET IS FOCUSED ON ONGOING STATE OPERATIONS RATHER THAN ONE-TIME INITIATIVES.

WHITVER2 OC…………INTO BROADBAND.” :14

WHITVER INDICATED LAWMAKERS COULD WRAP UP ALL THEIR INTERNAL NEGOTIATIONS AND CONCLUDE THE 2021 LEGISLATIVE SESSION IN THE NEXT FEW WEEKS.

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