The two sides in the May 1st referendum on whether Decorah should investigate having a municipal electric utility have filed campaign financing disclosure reports, as required by Iowa law five days before an election.
The reports--obtained by decorahnews.com--show "Committee for Decorah's Energy Future" has received all of its funding from Alliant Energy, with no other sources of income. The report by the group supporting a "No" vote next Tuesday shows 19 "in-kind contributions" to the committee with a total value of $105,233.32.
"Citizens for Decorah Power," the group supporting at "Yes" vote next Tuesday, has received a $20,000 loan from the Decorah Power group and has brought in $18,718 in donations, half from a fundraising auction and the other half in direct donations.
Both groups have spent their money on the basics of election campaigns--yard signs, advertising, printing and postage costs. Citizens for Decorah Power has spent $22,771.52, while Committee for Decorah's Energy Future has spent $105,233.32.
Both reports can be read at: https://webapp.iecdb.iowa.gov/PublicView/?d=county%2fWinneshiek%2fLocal_Ballot