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Branstad: 2015 devoted to better roads, Internet capability

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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Gov. Terry Branstad says he will work this year to improve Iowa's roads and Internet infrastructure and to combat school bullying.

Branstad says in his prepared 2015 Condition of the State speech to the Iowa General Assembly on Tuesday that Iowa's roads and bridges face an uncertain future and the state needs to fix them.

He has proposed a slightly larger general fund budget for the next fiscal year of $7.3 billion. It includes additional funding for schools and to support a tuition freeze at state universities.

Branstad says the budget will be tight, but fair. He didn't detail a road-funding plan and he called on lawmakers to help him craft a bipartisan approach.

The Republican governor will be sworn in for his sixth term on Friday.

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