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Culver blames budget cuts in wake of DNR audit

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- The Governor says budget cuts are to blame for the Iowa Department of Natural Resources failure to comply with more than a dozen state laws.

A state audit released Monday says the DNR has not adequately taken care of 16 different issues including the treatment of infectious waste.

The Legislative Services Agency says lawmakers allocated more than $51 million to the DNR in the last fiscal year, a number which fell to just under $36 million for the current year.

Most of the department's budget comes from fees and federal funds.

Online Producer-Chris Becker

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