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Governor Reynolds wants over $27 million in cuts to proposed state budget


This news story was published on January 10, 2018.
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Governor Kim Reynolds

DES MOINES – Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds wants over $29 million in cuts to the proposed state budget, the state learned yesterday.

The budget process in state government in Iowa starts when revenue receipts are estimated by the state’s Revenue Estimating Conference. Currently, revenues collected by the state are not keeping up with projected estimates, leading to a possible deficit of well over $30 million.

To make up the budget difference, Governor Kim Reynolds is proposing cuts to a list of services and agencies at the state level. Democratic Representative Sharon Steckman of Mason City called the cuts “De-Appropriations.”

Rep. Sharon Steckman

“Not mentioned in the Governor’s speech (Tuesday) morning are all the cuts that will be made this year to balance the budget!,” Rep. Steckman said. “$1.8 million from community colleges, $5 million from Regents, $3 million from Corrections, etc…. called De-Appropriations.”

Senator Matt McCoy

Iowa Democratic Senator Matt McCoy of Des Moines said, “What about your fiscal mismanagement last fall? You illegally transferred $13.8M to avoid fall special session which would have provided transparency & oversight for your out of control spending.”

McCoy listed a few of the proposed spending cuts to this year’s budget:

– $29.6M in TOTAL De-Appropriations (Mid-year BUDGET CUTS)
– CUT $10 MILLION from DHS
– CUT $3 MILLION from human services (unspecified)
– CUT $5 MILLION Board of Regents
– CUT $3.4 MILLION from community colleges
– CUT $1.8 MILLION Judicial Branch
– CUT $1.6 MILLION Dept of Public Safety
– CUT $852 THOUSAND Dept of Education
– CUT $460 THOUSAND Dept of Public Health

Iowa’s fiscal year begins July 1st and ends June 30th of the following year.

Proposed cuts to budget

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15 Responses to Governor Reynolds wants over $27 million in cuts to proposed state budget

  1. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2018 at 9:15 am

    Spendocrats will be crying their eyes out. They will have to get off welfare and go to work for a living.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2018 at 7:34 am

    Oh the spend, spend spenocrats will be crying the blues now. Maybe they will have to get off welfare and go to work.

  3. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 11, 2018 at 1:00 am

    go to des moines register and type in state employees salarys in the search engine and u can find out by name or dept what they make a year.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    January 10, 2018 at 4:16 pm

    SUPER DUPER KIM – keep up the good work – some of those fat cats on the board of regents make $500.000,00 or more per year.

    • bodacious Reply Report comment

      January 10, 2018 at 4:43 pm

      Are you saying they are paid over $500,000 to be on the BOR?

      • bodacious Reply Report comment

        January 11, 2018 at 10:43 am

        Just blowing smoke again I see.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 12, 2018 at 1:49 am

          Tell us again how you paid for your own retirement. It’s such a marvelous tale.

          • bodacious

            January 12, 2018 at 7:08 am

            I don’t need to because you already know. However, you didn’t answer my question. Just lying again? Just like your president, you don’t know what the truth is.

          • Anonymous

            January 13, 2018 at 2:31 pm

            You Dumbocrats wouldn’t know the truth if it bit you in the ass. You have been lied to and lied for so long you can’t tell the difference.

          • Anonymous

            January 14, 2018 at 9:06 am

            Ha, Ha, Hello Stupid!

          • bodacious

            January 14, 2018 at 5:52 pm

            Despite all your deflecting, I ask once again, can you give some facts to back up your supposedly true statement that some Board of Regents members make over $500,000,00 (although I have never seen that number before-not sure if you meant $500,000 or $500, 000,000) Either way let’s see your explanation because I need a good laugh today.

        • Anonymous Reply Report comment

          January 15, 2018 at 12:10 pm

          Re: Super Duper Kin post. Hey Bodie, do you know the difference between a period and a comma? And your statement “Just like your president, you don’t know what the truth is.”, out of the mouth of a liar.

          • bodacious

            January 15, 2018 at 3:20 pm

            Can you point out my lie? I do know the difference between a period and a comma. Still waiting for SUPER DUPER KIM’s reply.

          • Anonymous

            January 15, 2018 at 7:52 pm

            To Bodie: See the 01-12-18 A 1:49 A. M. post.

          • bodacious

            January 15, 2018 at 8:51 pm

            That makes sense. I didn’t say anything that could even be construed as a lie. You, however, love to hide behind the Anonymous moniker so any lie you tell can be denied as “that wasn’t me, dumbass.”. Still waiting for the truth behind the regents question. Guess I never will get it.