Thursday, January 29, 2015

Republicans Vote Down School Funding Supported by Iowa Schools, Teachers & Parents

On a straight party line vote, House Republicans turned back a school funding plan supported by school officials, t ...

Iowans Pack Public Hearing: Reject Republican Education Plan

Iowans packed a special public hearing at the State Capitol tonight and overwhelmingly opposed a Republican school ...

Watch Education Public Hearing Live

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream   ...

Live Stream of Education Public Hearing Tonight

After Republicans moved to limit access to an education public hearing last week, House Democrats will live stream ...

House Republicans Limit Access to Education Public Hearing

A public hearing scheduled Monday at the State Capitol to gather input from Iowans on Republican school funding pla ...

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Republicans Vote Down School Funding Supported by Iowa Schools, Teachers & Parents

Republicans Vote Down School Funding Supported by Iowa Schools, Teachers & Parents

On a straight party line vote, House Republicans turned back a school funding plan supported by school officials, teachers, and parents. “I’m disappointed that House Republicans have stopped listening to our local school leaders, parents, and teacher ...

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Opening Comments by State Rep. Patti Ruff on 6% Supplemental State Aid

Opening Comments by State Rep. Patti Ruff on 6% Supplemental State Aid

Opening Comments by State Rep. Patti Ruff on 6% Supplemental State Aid Thank you, Mr. Speaker. Our amendment will set supplemental state aid at 6%. This amount wasn’t plucked out of thin air. This is the number that all public school organizations ar ...

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House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 1-26-15

House Leader Mark Smith: Inside the Iowa House, 1-26-15

We’re just starting the third week of the legislative session and school funding will take center stage this week.   It’s a debate that’s already a year overdue. That’s because Governor Branstad and Republicans refused to follow our law that requires ...

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Iowans Pack Public Hearing: Reject Republican Education Plan

Iowans Pack Public Hearing: Reject Republican Education Plan

Iowans packed a special public hearing at the State Capitol tonight and overwhelmingly opposed a Republican school funding plan.  Aside from the Governor’s Office, just one Iowan spoke in support of the Republican plan. “It’s telling that only one pe ...

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Watch Education Public Hearing Live

Watch Education Public Hearing Live

Broadcast live streaming video on Ustream   ...

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Live Stream of Education Public Hearing Tonight

Live Stream of Education Public Hearing Tonight

After Republicans moved to limit access to an education public hearing last week, House Democrats will live stream the hearing on Monday night so Iowans can watch and listen. Iowans can go to http://www.ustream.tv/channel/iowahousedemocrats and watch ...

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House Republicans Limit Access to Education Public Hearing

House Republicans Limit Access to Education Public Hearing

A public hearing scheduled Monday at the State Capitol to gather input from Iowans on Republican school funding plans has been scheduled in a committee room that isn’t big enough to hold legislators and the public. “The public hearing is for legislat ...

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