Bird Flu Impacting Budget Talks

Mon 5-4-2015 []

(Des Moines)-- The stalemate over the budget continues at the Iowa Legislature. That means lawmakers will be returning to the statehouse this week, even though their expense payments ran out on Friday.

Major differences remain over key pieces of the state's spending plan, including education and how much to spend on individual departments. And State Representative John Wills of Spirit Lake tells KUOO news the bird flu epidemic and the potential impact it could have on the state's economy is looking in the background...Bird Flu And Budget Talks 

Even though lawmakers are no longer getting paid, they cannot adjourn until a budget deal has been approved.