Lt Gov Reynolds reflects on 2017 legislative session

DES MOINES – On Saturday, Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds released a statement on the close of the 2017 legislative session: 

I’m proud of the progress we made this year in making Iowa an even greater place to live, work and raise a family.  We saw legislators from both rural and urban areas come together and address many of the priorities the governor laid out in his 2017 Condition of the State Address. 

Iowans can be proud of their elected representatives and the hard work they put in.  Although both chambers have now passed water quality funding bills, I’m disappointed that we were unable to reach consensus this year and put a bill on the governor’s desk.  This issue remains of utmost importance to Iowans and I hope we are able to address it next session.    

With an unemployment rate the lowest it’s been in 16 years, coupled with many of these reforms, we are truly positioned for greatness in the future.  Gov. Branstad and I will take a close look at all of the budget and policy bills that were passed in the past few days, and ensure the budget remains balanced, and policies are implemented that help grow the economy and protect Iowa taxpayers and families. 


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