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Friday, February 27, 2009

Iowa Political Alert: Vaudt says Iowa may want to decline some fed stim dollars

Excerpted from this post at Iowa Political Alert

State Auditor Dave Vaudt, a potential GOP candidate for governor in
2010, says Iowa shouldn't hold out a fully opened hand where federal
stimulus monies are concerned. In fact, like a fellow Republican, Gov.
Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, Vaudt said the state should consider the
nearly $1.9 billion expected to flow to Iowa through the package in
cafeteria style -- taking millions here but potentially leaving money
on the table elsewhere if he thinks the short-term gain would give
birth to unwieldy bureaucracy down the road. "I would sort through
each piece of the stimulus package and try and say 'where does it fit
Iowa the most,'" he said.

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