Lackluster state revenue projections are bad news for Iowans

I spoke on the Senate floor against Senate File 213, the collective bargaining bill that limits the voices of public servants in their workplace. You can read some of my prepared comments at

December 13, 2018

Statement from Sen. Joe Bolkcom, Ranking Member of the Senate Appropriations Committee,
on latest revenue estimates

“These lackluster figures are more evidence that the Governor Reynolds and legislative Republicans are putting the interests of Wall Street corporations, special
interests and millionaires ahead of what’s best for working Iowans.

“The result is that the Governor and the Republican-controlled Legislature will continue to make job training and higher education unaffordable for thousands of Iowans, to reduce protections for seniors and other vulnerable Iowans, and to make health care less accessible for thousands of Iowans for the next two years.”