HALL STATEMENT ON NEW DEAPPROPRIATIONS BILL

Statement from Rep. Chris Hall, Ranking Member of House Approrpriations Committee
on GOP Deappropriations Bill (HSB 648)

“This bill is the latest admission from Republican lawmakers that Governor Reynolds broke the law with an illegal transfer of funds. It does nothing to protect taxpayers from the GOP’s excessive debt, unpaid bills, and general mishandling of the state budget. Instead of working toward bipartisan solutions, Republicans continue to look the other way and hope it gets better.

If Republicans and the Governor were serious about moving Iowa’s economy forward, they would not be raiding $10 million from the Skilled Worker and Job Creation Fund or raising tuition on Iowa students.

Democrats will work to balance the state budget and restore fiscal discipline again.”

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