DES MOINES, IOWA - While Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds has said she's moved on from this year's state budget shortfall, Iowa Democrats have not, and they've put up a new website to document it.
The Iowa Democratic Party says decisions by Reynolds over her career as Lieutenant Governor includes cutting funding from cities and towns.
"When this deal was struck in 2013, the Governor promised to pay these cuts back to cities and towns across Iowa." Says Tess Seger with the Iowa Democratic Party. "And, now, Govenor Reynolds says she's not giving this money back, potentially, to cities and towns because of the budget crisis."
She says the new website ReynoldsBudgetCrisis.org tracks the decision-making that led to this year's Iowa budget crisis. Seger says Governor Reynold's decision to dover part of this year's budget shortfall with money from next year's budget will make things worse for Iowans.
"So, that means there's less money for schools, less money for roads, less money for infrastructure not only in the big cities like Des Moines and Cedar Rapids, but anywhere in the state." Seger says.