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Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Bleeding Heartland: Convene a special legislative session for flood recovery

Excerpted from this post at Bleeding Heartland

The Rebuild Iowa Advisory Commission will release its final report next week, but the task forces working on various aspects of flood recovery released their recommendations on Monday. Click the link to read the Des Moines Register's brief summaries of about 30 different recommendations, or click here for a 267-page pdf file containing all the reports from the task forces. According to the Register, several members of the Rebuild Iowa Commission say a special session of the legislature is warranted to address flood recovery and reconstruction needs. House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy said there is a 50-50 chance of that happening. I imagine that legislators in tough campaigns wouldn't want to come to Des Moines for a special session, but these needs are urgent, and I don't think they can all be put off until January.

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