Response to Governor’s Condition of the State Address

House Speaker Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) and Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) issued the following statements in response to Governor Terry Branstad’s Condition of the State Address:

“The Governor outlined a path to real property tax reform and relief.  I am pleased that the Governor is strengthening the commitment to spending less and returning any overpayment to Iowans.  If Democrats are willing, we have a real opportunity to work together and move Iowa forward.”  – Speaker Kraig Paulsen

“We look forward to tackling tax relief and education reform with Governor Branstad.  He is listening to Iowans and providing leadership on the issues that we all care about.  Given the governor’s message and the message of legislative leaders, we have the opportunity to move forward with an efficient and focused session.”  – Majority Leader Linda Upmeyer