Serving O'Brien & Clay Counties

Moving on to FY24

With Gov. Kim Reynolds’ signature on each of the 2023 budget bills, the state’s spending plan for the new fiscal year is now set.

The governor signed all of the Fiscal Year 2024 budget bills on June 1. She chose not to use her line item veto authority on any of the appropriations levels enacted by the General Assembly. The only item veto involved policy in the Judicial Branch appropriations bill.

The section in question dealt with a situation in eastern Iowa where attorneys who do not practice criminal law are being required to provide counsel to criminal defendants. The language prevented cou...