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Budget Bills Make Progress @ Capitol

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As of today (April 18) there is only two weeks left in the 2019 Iowa Legislative Session, but a lot of work to get done in those days.  Legislators want to end on or before the 110th day, when their per diem payments end on May 3, 2019.  One sign of progress toward that goal are budgets. The House and Senate have now agreed to a spending plan, with joint budget targets.  

Of the eleven budget bills, ten are in various stages of debate and one (Standings, aka "the last bill") was just introduced.  Here's a quick review of where things are: