Iowa House Leader Says More Budget Cuts Loom
October 29, 2009, 2:22 PM
Attention has been focused on Governor Chet Culver's plans to cut $565 million from the state's budget, but legislators say they'll probably have to make an equally large cut to the following year's budget.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy on Thursday speculated there would be at least a $500 million shortfall in the fiscal year beginning July 1.
McCarthy says the reality is that officials will have to cut more due to a slow economy that has caused tax revenue to plunge. Although the national recession could be over, Sen. Bob Dvorsky, who heads the Senate Appropriations Committee, says Iowa typically lags behind national economic trends and could face problems even while other states see improvements.
© 2009 Associated Press. All rights reserved. Material may not be redistributed.
3/5/2014 9:55 PM
The kids were ready to start class with a substitute teacher, but then she left the room, and things went horribly wrong.
3/2/2014 7:12 PM
A woman is dead and her husband injured after a fire in Spink County.
3/7/2014 10:01 AM
Yankton Police Chief Brian Paulsen says authorities caught up with Joshua Charles Hudson Friday morning.
3/2/2014 12:41 PM
Members of the Sturgis wrestling team were easy to spot at the South Dakota state tournament. They went bleach blond for Brandon.
3/4/2014 11:59 AM
A 22-year-old Sioux Falls man who admitted to texting and driving and killing a motorcyclist in the summer of 2012 will be sentenced Tuesday afternoon...