Governor Terry Branstad and Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds visited Washington yesterday afternoon for a town hall meeting. The meeting began with Branstad and Reynolds discussing different legislation that passed this session and various results. Speaking of property tax reform, Branstad said, that there will be a 10-percent reduction in commercial and industrial property tax and the state will fully fund the new money for education instead of allowable growth, which has a property tax component. The money for education will now be supplemental state aid.
The duo also discussed job creation, the need to import corn this year, the healthiest state initiative and STEM courses in schools across the state.