Republican legislative leaders say democrat Governor Tom Vilsack’s too quick to judge their budget plan and action on new regulations for hog confinements. This morning, Vilsack said he’d give legislators an “incomplete” and call ’em back in special session if they fail to put more money into education or pass a livestock bill. Vilsack says when he was in school and someone didn’t get their work completed, they were brought in after school to finish it, or had to go to summer school. House Republican Leader Christopher Rants of Sioux City says that’s ridiculous. Rants says most good teachers wait ’til the semester’s over before putting the marks on the report card.Rants says “a lot” of legislators spent a good deal of time at the capitol over the weekend hammering out the details of the budget plan and the livestock bill. Rants says that controversial livestock bill will be debated in the full Senate tomorrow and in the House on Wednesday.
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