(Des Moines) Iowa Governor Terry Branstad delivered his annual "Condition of the State" address to legislature today,-the theme of this year's address was "Iowa is Working."
Some comments from Branstad include:
"With more Iowans going to work each and every day the current unemployment rate in Iowa now starts at 4.4%. Iowa is working, our citizens are working towards the Iowa dream. With personal incomes growing, Iowa is working. With schools and students improving their performance and their standings compared to other states around the nation, Iowa is working."
"We put aside political differences to achieve common sence compromise in cutting taxes, improving education, and modernizing our health care in the state. All evidence that Iowa is working."
"Today Iowa's rainy day fund and economic emergency funds are full. And we are fortunate to have a healthy budget surplus."
"We focused on economic development efforts by changing our approach. Together we created the Iowa partnership of economic progress. This public, private partnership is reaping dividends for our economy with more investments and more jobs for Iowans. In the past three years Iowa has seen $7.5 Billion in new capitol investments and I am pleased to report that since taking office over 130,000 new jobs have been created in the state."
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