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Thursday, May 28, 2009

Herd on the Hill: Flexing the line-item veto muscle

Excerpted from this post at Herd on the Hill

It is unfortunate that the Governor sided with bureaucrats and
business as usual instead of the taxpayers and transparency this week
when he used his line item veto authority on the budget this year. He
struck cost saving measures that would have provided at least some
transparency. While the Governor struck cost saving measures he did
sign into law the largest budget in Iowa's history that leaves the
taxpayer staring at a $900 million hole for next year, according to
the nonpartisan Legislative Service Agency. This is reality and
unfortunately the Governor and his Democratic allies at the Capitol
this year stuck their collective heads in the sand like an ostrich
hoping good times will come again.

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