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Budget Cuts Discussed At Legislative Coffees

Posted: Monday, March 7th, 2011 at 6:29 am
Author: KNIA/KRLS News-Shaylon Cochran

State Senator Paul Mckinley and Representative Jim Van Englenhoven answered questions from the public at legislative coffees in Knoxville and Pella this weekend. The discussions in Knoxville Friday afternoon centered around public spending and over spending by the Culver Administration and the burden of entitlement programs. The two took questions from many of the 40 people in attendance Saturday in Pella on a variety of topics including the regulatory authority of departments like the DNR, education issues, and budget concerns, most notably proposed cuts to education funding. The next coffees are scheduled for April 1st and 2nd.