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George Ensley

IMHO I think the huge issue this election cycle will be "Where did Iowa's $927 Million Surplus go?"

A high powered program will be at the Wesley Hall of Collegiate United Methodist Church in Ames for this Panel Discussion. Learn how the the $927 million budget surplus Iowa had in 2013 disappeared under the Branstad/Reynolds Administration. Vilsak and Culver built up a $927 million Surplus that spendthrift Repubs gave to corporations in only 5 years.

Where'd our money go?
Panelists include:
Michael Fitzgerald, State Treasurer
Dr. David Swenson, ISU Economist
Dr. Peter Fisher, Iowa Policy Project

MC: Jodi O'Donnell



As always, Michael, your commentary is thought-provoking. Thanks for that.

You'll be interested to know we're holding the next in a series of Community Conversations at the Library Monday, January 29 at 5:30 on how long/if our three school districts can survive population decline soaring all over Iowa, including metro districts. You know our drumbeat: Iowa needs people. This is part of a national civic engagement project by the American Library Association that encourages people to talk THROUGH "wicked" topics communities should/must face, rather than talk ABOUT them at coffee or in break rooms. Hope it's standing room only.

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