Gov. Terry Branstad said today that no state service would be shutdown should his nearly two-month budget gridlock with the legislature continue past June 30th.
However, he declined to cite specific Iowa law or constitutional powers that would allow him to allocate millions of dollars without legislative authority.
Additionally, he reiterated that he has no written plan for how the government would act should the state enter a period with no budget on July 1.
"There is no written plan. I do in my own mind understand that in times of emergencies the governor can and will act and I always have and I will if that happens and you will see that on the 30th," Branstad said.
The state’s general fund is roughly $6 billion or roughly $115 million a week. The Iowa constitution p