IA Senate Sends 2 More Budget Bills To Gov
by Associated Press
May 08, 2012 10:58 AM
Two more pieces of the state budget are on their way to Gov. Terry Branstad after the Senate approved measures the House passed Monday night.
The agriculture and natural resources bill approved Tuesday calls for spending $35.4 million from the general fund, an increase of $3.1 million. It appropriates $80.5 million from other funds.
The Senate also sent Branstad a justice system bill. It includes the departments of public safety and corrections. It calls for spending nearly $523 million, an increase of $9.4 million compared with the current year. It also spends $13.5 million from other funds.
The Legislature has less than 10 bills left to consider, and negotiators have reached deals on most. House Speaker Kraig Paulsen says lawmakers could adjourn Tuesday.