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The state of Iowa collected over half-a-billion dollars more in taxes during the last 12 months than during the last fiscal year.

The Fiscal Year for the State of Iowa ended Sunday. Tax revenue growth was ahead of expectations by nearly $100 million dollars. The State of Iowa took in more than $9.3 billion in taxes and fees during the past 12 months.

Buttercup Bill

Nov 15, 2016

An Iowa lawmaker has a few words of advice to public universities providing counseling to emotionally distressed students in the wake of last week’s presidential election. Sioux land Public Media’s Mary Hartnett has more.

Republican Bobby Kaufman’s “suck it up, buttercup bill” is aimed at state universities that use extra taxpayer dollars to fund election-related sit-ins and grief counseling.  The Wilton lawmaker told the Des Moines Register Monday that “People have the right to be hysterical … on their own time.”