Iowa Democrats To Focus On Jobs

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Iowa Democratic leaders say they'll focus on the economy and jobs during the legislative session, which convenes Monday.

At a Statehouse news conference on Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mike Gronstal of Council Bluffs says he'll push efforts to cut commercial property taxes and increase spending on education, which he says will create more jobs.

House Democratic Leader Kevin McCarthy of Des Moines predicts there will be less bickering than last year's overtime session. He says Republicans and Democrats have found ways to compromise, and that's how the two sides will begin this year.

House Speaker Kraig Paulsen, R-Hiawatha, says Republicans also
want to focus on the economy and jobs. He says property taxes will
be an issue tackled early in the session.

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