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What Gov Branstad should say on Jan. 15th, but won’t

On Tuesday, Gov. Branstad will use his “Condition of the State” address to the Iowa legislature to outline a cut, de-regulate, and privatize agenda that will largely benefit big corporations and the very wealthy while taking the rest of Iowa in the wrong direction.

But here are the “put people first” policy proposals Branstad/Reynolds should be advocating for.

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Branstad locks citizens out of public budget hearing

Dozens of everyday people were locked out of a legally mandated public budget hearing at the state capitol today and not given a chance to testify after Governor Branstad’s staff only allowed ten people into the Robert Ray conference room at a time, prioritized testimony from big-moneyed corporate interest groups over the testimony of everyday citizens, and ended the hearing after only 60 minutes.

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