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Friday, March 30, 2007

Political Forecast: A Drop in the Bucket

Excerpted from this post at Political Forecast

Following up on my post below about the cost of implementing the VOICE legislation (HF 805), I just spoke a bit with Adam Mason of Voter-Owned Iowa to clear up and talk about a few things. Nothing specifically quotable, but just some discussion. Clearly, the cost is an issue with the legislation - but let's put it into perspective. When considering the overall budget of the state, $10 million is 1/10 of 1% of the total budget. That's a mere drop in the bucket. Of course, we have to take into account that spending that will be limited in other fields that are critical to successful legislating and policy implementation. But, if CityView's Civic Skinny column from last week is right, then we're doing just fine when it comes to state revenue and the ability to pay for things that both Gov. Culver and the Legislature want.


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