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Gov. Branstad vetoes $100 million from state budget

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Governor Branstad has cut more than $100 million from the state budget for fiscal year 2013-14 through a series of vetoes. Governor Branstad has cut more than $100 million from the state budget for fiscal year 2013-14 through a series of vetoes.
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Governor Branstad has cut more than $100 million from the state budget for fiscal year 2013-14 through a series of vetoes.

Among the cuts are Branstad's refusal to allow state dollars to fund projects at Iowa's public universities, including:
- $3,000,000 to University of Iowa's pharmacy building renovation
- $2,500,000 to Iowa State University's biosciences building
- $1,500,000 to University of Northern Iowa renovations to the Schindler Education Center

The Governor also denied $1 million for maintenance funding at community colleges and $300,000 for an entity to provide education and training for occupations in Iowa's renewable energy production industries and related educational opportunities.

In addition, Branstad vetoed $150,000 for the operation of the air traffic control tower in Dubuque. That's because earlier this year federal funding was taken away, then restored; hence, state funds would no longer be needed.

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