TO: Reporters and Editors
FR:Â Matthew N. Strawn, Chairman, Republican Party of Iowa
RE:Â Senate Democrat’s Budget Credibility
DA:Â Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Iowa GOP Chairman Matt StrawnÂ issued the comment below following the announcement of Senate Democratâ€™s budget campaign tour.
â€œTo think that Senate Democrats can speak with any credibility on the state budget is laughable. Senator Gronstalâ€™s use of budget gimmickry created a $900 million dollar hole in state budget last year. In calling for a compromise, he is pushing for business as usual which Iowans rejected last November. Governor Branstad and Legislative Republicans are working on a transparent and common-sense budget and will not compromise our stateâ€™s fiscal future in order maintain Senate Democrats appetite for deficit spending. I encourage Iowans to call Senator Gronstal at 515-281-4610 and tell him to drop the gimmicks and to get serious about the state’s budget. â€
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