Budgets - Iowa - 2014 Franchise Fees Voted Down in FM By Jason Parrott • Mar 5, 2014 Google Search / Tri States Public Radio The Fort Madison City Council has signed off on the city’s budget for the fiscal year that begins July 1, 2014, without its most controversial provision. SE Iowa Budgets on Public Display By Jason Parrott • Mar 2, 2014 City councils and staff throughout Iowa have spent the last few months putting together their budgets for the fiscal year beginning July 1, 2014. FM Chamber Opposes Franchise Fees By Jason Parrott • Feb 28, 2014 Jason Parrott / Tri States Public Radio One aspect of Fort Madison’s proposed budget is facing some strong opposition. Lee County Asks Dept Heads for Cuts By Jason Parrott • Jan 30, 2014 The Lee County Board of Supervisors wants the county's department heads to take closer looks at their budget requests for the upcoming fiscal year. Burlington Trying to Limit Tax Hike By Jason Parrott • Jan 28, 2014 The Burlington City Council is trying to reduce what could be a hefty property tax increase next year.