Branstad tours Iowa, skips Johnson County

BY DI STAFF | JUNE 07, 2011 7:20 AM

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Gov. Terry Branstad will not make a stop in the Iowa City area as on his “Working Together for a Better Future” tour this week, a spokesman for the governor told The Daily Iowan.

Branstad is touring the state to drum up support for a Republican budget proposal. Republican Branstad, the Republican-controlled House, and the Democrat-controlled Senate have been unable to reach an agreement on funding the state government, spurring media speculation about a possible government shutdown. So Republican lawmakers combined several legislative and budget priorities into an omnibus bill that is expected to see debate this week.

Johnson County is the state’s most reliably Democratic territory, but Branstad made at least a few campaign stops here during the 2010 campaign season.

— by Adam B Sullivan

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