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Iowa Democrats offer $100 million flood plan

DES MOINES (KWWL) - Democrats are unveiling a $100 million flood relief package and are negotiating how to pay for it.

The biggest part of the plan announced Wednesday would be $20 million for flood prevention efforts. The plan sets aside $12.5 million to buy out flooded homes that aren't eligible for federal disaster money, $14 million for storm water drainage programs and $15 million to repair damaged cultural and historical centers.

The House Rebuild Iowa and Disaster Recovery Committee will soon consider the proposal, but panel chairman Rep. Tom Schueller of Maquoketa says key decisions are weeks away.

Online Executive Producer Nate Leding

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