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Stories with person: Kraig Paulsen
  • After rough budget, is Iowa Capitol getting more combative? 
    Updated: Aug-02-15 10:20 am

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Iowa elected officials pride themselves on working in a politically divided government that still gets things done. But after a combative budget process, capped with several vetoes by Gov. Terry Branstad, some are questioning how well the system is working these days.

  • Branstad: Parts of spending bill for K-12 wasn't enforceable 
    Updated: Jul-07-15 6:51 pm

    DES MOINES, Iowa - Gov. Terry Branstad said Tuesday that he vetoed part of a budget bill because there was no way to ensure schools wouldn't use allotted one-time funding to cover teacher salaries and other ongoing expenses.