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Bureaucratic expenditures should stay in Iowa
Mar. 10, 2023 9:00 am
In Sunday's Gazette there was an article about how Iowa could save money by eliminating some directors who report directly to our Governor from 37 to 16. The consulting firm was from Virginia, hired by Gov. Kim Reynolds, to analyze and make recommendations to realign and streamline state government. They were paid $994,000 which came from federal pandemic relief funding from the American Rescue Plan Act, which she publicly opposed when it was approved by Congress and President Joe Biden in 2021. How is she able to use this money for this purpose? There should be better ways to use this money, homeless people, hungry people, there are children that can't afford school lunches, when will she be held accountable for her spending?
In another article in Wednesday’s Gazette about how she plans to use her great plan for people to enroll their children in private schools, she is hiring a New York-based company that administers multiple states education savings account plans has been selected to run Iowa's new program. Now they need to negotiate a contract with the company. It appears she had no plan in place as to how this would work, without our tax dollars. Our representatives need to get a backbone and tell her no on this spending. Keep our money in Iowa.
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