Sunday, September 27, 2015

Revisiting the Past and Looking Towards the Future

Wednesday Sept. 23—State Senator Jeff Danielsen talked to our group today about the successes of the past legislative session and the challenges that must be faced during the next one. 

Bipartisan support led to an increase in the gas tax, so more improvements and timely repairs can be made to Iowa’s road system. After lagging behind the other state universities the past few years in funding, the University of Northern Iowa came out well during this past legislative session.

A revamped IT system is projected to save the state $300 million each year.
Goals for the next session are to find ways to keep more young teachers in the profession and to slow down the mushrooming cost of Medicaid.

Thank you for sharing your views, Senator.

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