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Aides say Iowa gov's budget cuts at least $700M

Aides and key lawmakers say Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad's proposed budget will cut at least $700 million in spending and call for firing hundreds of state workers. Full story

Iowa gov says up to 1,500 workers could lose jobs

Gov. Terry Branstad said Monday that Iowa can't afford to pay for a contract negotiated by former Gov. Chet Culver and will consider firing up to 1,500 workers who have been hired or are scheduled to start work soon to cover the cost. Full story

Branstad says hundreds of state layoffs necessary

Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on Tuesday said spending cuts needed to balance the state's budget will force the layoffs of hundreds of state workers hired during former Gov. Chet Culver's single term in office. Full story

Iowa's Culver cites accomplishments in single term

Outgoing Democratic Gov. Chet Culver said Tuesday he is leaving Iowa in better shape than it was when he took office four years ago, noting that the state had raised the minimum wage, ended smoking in public places and weathered a severe economic slump that caused tax revenue to plunge. Full story

Iowa governor orders $83.7 million spending cut

Democratic Gov. Chet Culver has ordered $83.7 million in cuts to balance this year's budget, exercising authority given him last year by the Legislature as it sought to streamline state spending. Full story

Governors React to Obama

   Gov. Jack Markell, D-Del., and Gov. Chet Culver, D-Iowa, share their reactions to President Obama's "Investing in America" town hall meeting.

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  Iowa's 6.8% Unemployment

One state is bucking the downtrend, with Gov. Chet Culver, (D) Iowa.

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