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Schmitz expects more budget cutsSchmitz expects more budget cuts

Posted: Monday, June 29th, 2009 at 4:16 am

A southeast Iowa state lawmaker says the legislature is looking at more “belt tightening” in the next fiscal year. Fairfield Senator Becky Schmitz hopes they can get by without a special session, but says it might be necessary. Schmitz expects the sting of the economic downturn to be felt into next year. She anticipates the state’s needs will outlast the federal stimulus money.

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