Iowa House Approves Budget for Justice Departments

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By Ryan Jones

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa House has approved a spending plan of nearly $535 million for the state justice system.

Lawmakers in the Republican-controlled House voted to approve the plan Tuesday. The proposal includes funding for the state attorney general, state police and state prisons.

The House version of this plan offers less money than the bill passed in the Democratic-majority Senate. The Senate plan provided more funds for the state attorney general's office and victim assistance services.

The bill will now move back to the Senate and will likely end up in a joint committee where lawmakers from both chambers try to reach a compromise.

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