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House Republicans Refuse to Compromise; Send Members Home Early

By |2015-04-16T13:51:33-06:00April 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 [...]

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

By |2015-01-28T08:24:03-06:00January 28th, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

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 teachers.  Over the last few weeks, we’ve heard from Iowans across the state that the Republican school funding plan shortchanges [...]

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

By |2015-01-28T08:25:44-06:00January 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.  [...]

House Republicans Limit Access to Education Public Hearing

By |2015-01-23T14:24:44-06:00January 23rd, 2015|Categories: 2015 Session Information, Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , |

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 legislators to listen to parents, teachers, school officials, and Iowans about the impact of the [...]

Republicans Ignore Public School Funding Again

By |2014-03-12T11:01:58-06:00March 12th, 2014|Categories: Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , , |

After ignoring state law and local school officials for over a month, House Republicans again refused to take action on school funding today. “We’ve set high expectations for our schools and students but House Republicans still refuse to take action.  They need to follow our own law that guarantees public schools are the top priority of [...]

House Republicans Ignore Public Schools; Provide $207 Million to Home/Private Schools

By |2014-02-10T13:04:37-06:00February 10th, 2014|Categories: Education, Featured, Recent News|Tags: , , , , , |

While refusing to take action to set basic state aid for public schools as required by state law, Iowa House Republicans are moving a bill to provide a new $207 million appropriation to home schools and private schools. “It’s stunning that House Republicans refuse to increase support for our public schools but believe home schools and [...]

Hanson Introduces Cost-Savings Proposal on School Buses

By |2013-09-06T11:51:08-06:00January 28th, 2013|Categories: 2013 Session Information, Members in the News|Tags: , |

State Representative Curt Hanson of Fairfield introduced legislation last week to set up a centralized school bus purchasing system, set to save schools over $500 per school bus. State-managed school bus buying cooperative proposed January 25, 2013 By O. Kay Henderson A bill awaiting committee action in the Iowa House would set up a centralized school [...]

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