May 10, 2012 •
Iowa Legislature Adjourns
Iowa legislators have finally decided to call it quits for 2012. More than 22 days after the schedule adjournment date, the Iowa Legislature adjourned sine die on Wednesday night.
Since the Legislature stayed in session beyond the adjournment date, they have not received any stipends for the past three weeks.
On the session’s final day, the Senate and House finalized the state budget and a major mental health system reform, but failed to come to an agreement on property tax relief. Since the property tax relief package was not agreed upon, both sides conceded there could be a special session called, but only if they can get closer to an agreement.
Photo of the Iowa State Capitol building by Ashton B. Crew on Wikipedia.
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