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Gov. Branstad delivers the 2016 Condition of the State address

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(Des Moines) - Today, Governor Terry Branstad delivered the 2016 Condition of the State address to the Iowa General Assembly and the people of Iowa. 

In his address, Gov. Branstad discussed the upcoming legislative session and the future of Iowa. 

Gov. Branstad spoke about the need for a responsible budget, and setting priorities that match those of Iowans across the state. 

The budget he released today include more than $145 million in new funding for pre-K through 12th grade students and teachers. He highlighted his innovative idea aimed at addressing two issues with long-term funding needs: education infrastructure and water quality. 

Gov. Branstad called for further focus on aligning career training for Iowa students and workers, making it easier for Iowans to get the training they need for the jobs they seek. 

In his speech he announced that Lt. Governor Reynolds will be leading efforts to craft the State Energy Plan. This plan will build on the renewable energy success already seen in Iowa and help provide a strategic blueprint to capitalize on our renewable energy success and grow our opportunities in the future. 

VIEW THE BUDGET IN BRIEF HERE

VIEW THE FULL BUDGET HERE 

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