Call Sir Edmund Hillary. The summit is on. Governor Chet Culver wants to meet with lawmakers on the economy, after all. Just a few days ago, his office said he would concentrate on talking with other Govs and members of Congress to make sure the federal economic stimulus plan best benefited Iowans. Friday, Culver's office let us know he would be meeting with leaders of both parties Monday around the noon hour.
Culver starts the day with a news conference on the economy. Then he holds a private meeting with leaders. Senate Republican Leader Ron Wieck had called for the "summit" to address what the state should do to help Iowans as the country heads (or may have already headed) into recession.