Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Views From Our Statehouse Connection

Wednesday Sept. 16—Walt Rogers who represents Cedar Falls in the Iowa Legislature joined us today to share his insights on the past legislative session and the one that will begin in January. 

Forming the state budget is the biggest single task that the legislature faces. The largest slice of the budget pie is education, which gets about 56% of the budget so much discussion and debate centers on education.

Medicaid is a rapidly growing expense for the state and will get a lot of attention in the next session, along with Governor Branstad’s plan to privatize Medicaid administration.

We appreciated hearing Representative Roger’s comments that went beyond what we hear in the news about the statehouse.

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