AP through KCCI reports that the Iowa Senate Democrats have agreed to House Republican/Branstad Administration demands to limit spending at $5.9 billion.  They’ve also agreed to a two year budget and zero percent allowable growth in education spending for FY 2012.  They will try to get a 3% allowable growth in the FY 2013 budget.

This is supposed to be debated by the full Senate on Tuesday.  The “devil in in the details” so I don’t know if this budget will pass the smell test at all.  I won’t get excited about this budget until I can see what it is still funding.  If you’re a state employee though there’s hope you’ll still be receiving a paycheck at the end of the current pay period.

You May Also Like

Monica Vernon: Keep Freedom of Religion Out of the Laws of the Land

Monica Vernon, a Democrat candidate in Iowa’s 1st Congressional District race, discussed her opposition to the First Amendment Defense Act in Waterloo, IA.

Video: Iowa Democrat Gubernatorial Candidates on Gun Control

Iowa Firearms Coalition shared a video segment of the debate that Iowa Press hosted for candidates running for the Democratic nomination for Iowa Governor last week. What the candidates believe about gun control is eye opening.

Black Friday Campaign Highlights Bruce Braley’s Obamacare Sell Out

NRSC launched an online and grassroots campaign targeting Black Friday shoppers across Iowa about Bruce Braley’s Obamacare sell out.