January 4th, 2018 Posted In: News

Today, Governor Reynolds finally admitted that she did not follow the law when she transferred $13 million taxpayer dollars to avoid public scrutiny of the Budget Crisis.
Reynolds’ comment comes after both Republican Speaker of the House Linda Upmeyer and Republican Gubernatorial Candidate Ron Corbett called the governor out for mishandling the situation:
Cedar Rapids Gazette: Sioux City lawmaker sues Reynolds over ‘scheme’ to balance budget 

“By not calling a special session, Governor Reynolds has put the Legislature in a box and … (it) will be forced to either make more midyear cuts or borrow additional millions from the rainy day fund,” said Corbett, mayor of Cedar Rapids for eight years before stepping down to seek the Republican nomination for governor.

“Governor Reynolds has failed and misled Iowa taxpayers from day one with this Budget Crisis. First, she gave away millions to out-of-state corporate special interests at the expense of Iowa families, and now, Governor Reynolds is still trying to duck responsibility for the consequences. Iowa deserves better,” said Iowa Democratic Party Spokesperson Tess Seger.

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