Just when you thought it safe

Lake lovers, gird yourselves. The assault on the state’s lake restoration fund — which the Iowa Legislature just beat back — is on wheels and Gov. Terry Branstad gave it a shove. Earlier this year, the governor suggested raiding the lake restoration account to give money to the Iowa Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship. Republicans and Democrats in the legislature banded together to derail the effort. The lake fund was saved at $8.6 million.

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