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State Legislature Completes Second Week of Work

(Des Moines) -- The Iowa Legislature is setting its priorities by introducing several bills during the second week of the general session.  State representative Chuck Soderberg of Le Mars says in the Republican controlled Iowa House two specific priority bills have been introduced.
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Governor Branstad has stated his top two priorities are to reform the property tax policies, and to help fund education.  Soderberg says he is relieved to know the Governor wants to fund those programs with existing revenue.
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Soderberg says the state would find itself with some financial woes if the budget was to be balanced with one-time funding.

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The Le Mars representative says he will attend a legislative forum scheduled for Saturday, (January 26) at the Sioux City Museum.  That forum begins at 10:00 a.m. and is open to the public.


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