(Des Moines) Statehouse Democrats say they're going to follow state law today and begin the process of setting next year's so-called "Allowable Growth" for increased education spending. But, Republicans in the house say they'll wait until next year to act on what they now call "Supplemental State Aid" for the next school year. Senate Democrats say they're just following state law that requires "Allowable Growth" to be set within thirty days of the Governor submitting his budget. But, Terry Branstad claims Democrats follow that law only when it suits them.
"When Governor Culver was in office the democrats controlled both house and legislature they did not set allowable growth."
The Governor says he'd like to see that law changed.
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