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House Republicans Refuse to Compromise; Send Members Home Early

By |2015-04-16T13:51:33-05:00April 16th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , |

House Republicans Refuse to Compromise; Send Members Home Early Des Moines, Iowa – Instead of working to reach compromise and resolve the school funding crisis, House Republicans scrapped debate today and sent many of their members home early for the week. “House Republicans refuse to compromise and resolve the school funding crisis,” said House Democratic Leader [...]

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

By |2015-01-28T08:25:44-05:00January 27th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Education, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 are asking for -- school boards, teachers, administrators, urban and rural schools – everyone.  [...]

Republicans Pass ZERO Growth for Schools

By |2011-02-09T09:10:34-05:00February 9th, 2011|Categories: Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , |

House Republicans passed a zero percent Allowable Growth for Iowa schools instead of providing 2 percent growth offered by Democrats for next year. Allowable growth sets the amount of state and property tax dollars that funds school districts.  The growth is set by the legislature every year to provide a cost of living adjustment to schools. [...]

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