House Republicans to Release Budget Goals

Representatives listen to closing remarks in the Iowa House during the final day of the Iowa legislative session, Tuesday, March 30, 2010, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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By Rachel Begle

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republican leaders in the Iowa House plan to unveil their budget spending goals.

Lawmakers have scheduled a news conference for Wednesday to announce their "budget targets" for the 2013-2014 state budget.

Gov. Terry Branstad announced a $6.5 billion spending plan last month. Leaders in the Republican-controlled House review his plan and then develop their own budget proposal.

The Democratic-majority Senate will also put out a plan. The lawmakers must then negotiate a final version of the budget.

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