Just a day after approving the education reform bill, House Republicans outlined their shell game to pay for the reforms by taking $20 million from class size reduction funds that Iowa schools already receive. “Raising class sizes in the early grades is a step in the wrong direction and will counter new efforts to improve literacy [...]
On March 11, 2011, after three days of debate, House Republicans passed a bill that ends collective bargaining in the state of Iowa. Representative Pat Murphy of Dubuque spoke against this bill and stressed the importance of open and honest legislation. Click here to view the full video clip.
On March 23, 2011, Representative Janet Petersen of Des Moines spoke against a bill that would take away the rights of women. The bill was debated in the government oversight committee. Click here to see the full video clip.
On February 8, 2011, Representative Andrew Wenthe spoke against a bill which allows 0% allowable growth for schools in Iowa. He stresses that education should be a priority and this bill will hurt schools. Click here to watch the full video clip.
The civil marriage debate in the Iowa was featured on MSNBC's Last Word last night. Zach Wahls the 18 year old University of Iowa student who spoke against HJR 6, the resolution eliminating civil marriages in Iowa, was also featured. Zach and his mothers are scheduled to appear live on Thursday night's show at 7pm. View [...]