Legislature passes tax cut and budget and leaves Des Moines

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It'll be a lot quieter inside the state capitol in Des Moines Monday.

The Iowa House and Iowa Senate are gone, having finished up the budget, passed a GOP tax cut plan, and then went home.

The most contentious piece of legislation was the tax cut plan.  

Democrats said it offers too much money back for the rich, at the expense of the poor.  Plus, Sen. Rob Hogg (D-Cedar Rapids) says the bill actually hikes taxes-forcing Iowans to pay state sales tax on internet services like Uber, Lyft and others.

Republicans say the plan's a "responsible tax cut".  Sen. Randy Feenstra (R-Hull) who managed the bill on the Iowa Senate floor, says the legislation doesn't kick in unless the state makes enough in tax revenue to pay its bills.  But he says "Iowa workers pay a lot of taxes" and says "we want you to keep your hard earned dollars."

The bill heads to Governor Kim Reynolds' desk.  Since she was part of the negotiations for the bill, it's expected that she'll sign it.  

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