Monday, June 17, 2019

School Leaders Urge Quick Action on School Aid

School Leaders Urge Quick Action on School Aid

Iowa superintendents overwhelmingly believe state lawmakers should quickly set basic school aid for schools next year, as required by state law. Overwhelmingly (98%), 214 superint ...

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Extreme Republican Agenda Dead

Extreme Republican Agenda Dead

Iowa Republicans are trying to pass the most extreme agenda in Iowa history. Fortunately, many pieces of their extreme agenda are dead and here are the highlights: Republicans on ...

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Middle-Class Agenda Moves Ahead

Middle-Class Agenda Moves Ahead

This week, the Legislature hit the first self-imposed deadline we use to narrow the number of bills still eligible for debate. While there are a few exceptions for tax and budget ...

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Steckman Weighs in on Governor's Education Summit

Steckman Weighs in on Governor's Education Summit

Representative Sharon Steckman of Mason City, ranking member of the House Education Committee, attended the Governor's daylong education summit and gave her take on the Governor's ...

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Seeking Members for STEM Advisory Boards

Seeking Members for STEM Advisory Boards

The STEM program (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Advisory Council) is seeking applications for members of the six newly established regional STEM network hubs. The six ...

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Republicans Slash Over $115 Million from Education Plans

Republicans Slash Over $115 Million from Education Plans

Republicans slashed over $115 million from an education plan already approved by the Senate today in the Iowa House. Legislators said the latest round of Republican budget cuts in ...

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Republicans Scrap Education Gains, Slash Over $100 Million from Senate Plans

Republicans Scrap Education Gains, Slash Over $100 Million from Senate Plans

House Republicans slashed over $100 million from an education plan already approved by the Iowa Senate today.  Legislators said the latest round of Republican budget cuts in educa ...

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