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Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Hawkeye Review: The Iowa Capitol is like "Hotel California"

Excerpted from this post at Hawkeye Review

Budgets came at us quickly with little time to read and digest. Policy is often included in budget bills. This year, several pieces of legislation that had "died" in committee were miraculously resurrected for the standings bill. Some of the risen dead included discussion on federal deductibility, mental health mandates, puppy mills, deer tags, franchise fees, workman's compensation and others. These ghosts of proposals past came to light just in time for weary eyed legislators to observe. The majority party caucused for hours trying to find the right language for 51 votes. After the early death of prevailing wage, the majority needed to assure passage of their policy.

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