State budget a debacle in gubernatorial race

A government financial service on Tuesday estimated that the state’s revenue will grow in 2019 by 4.9 percent. That’s nearly 3 points higher than the actual revenue growth between 2017 and 2018. In 2020, however, growth is projected to slow to 1.7 percent.

Those estimates were provided by the state’s Revenue Estimating Conference. The group of three nonpartisan analysts met Tuesday to project the amount of money Iowa lawmakers will have to work with in the coming years.

The report...

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