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Iowa lawmakers adjourns after passing bonding bill

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DES MOINES (AP) -- The Iowa Legislature has adjourned after putting the final touches on a $715 million plan to pay for flood recovery and repairs to the state's infrastructure.

Even before the final gavel fell early Sunday, Gov. Chet Culver and majority Democrats were declaring victory over passage of the bonding measure, designed to jump-start the economy as well as deal with needed repairs.

After battling over the final spending bills until nearly sunrise, The House adjourned at 5:04 a.m. Sunday. The final gavel fell in the Senate at 5:56 a.m.

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