GOP: House Republican Caucus Newsletter – January 31, 2019

January 31, 2019
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A new version of the House Republican newsletter is available for viewing: 

Caucus Newsletter 1-31-19

In this edition:

  • Backfilling TIF and Property Tax Abatements Continues to Grow
    • In Fiscal Year 2019, the state is backfilling $61.7 million of school property tax payments diverted into TIF districts.
  • 10 Year Look at Student and Teacher Stats
    • Teacher and student number have both increased but the overall teacher/student ratio has decreased to 13.13 students per every teacher down from 13.96 at its highest point (2010/11)
  • How Hostile Are Democrats to Homeschoolers and Private Schoolers?
    • During the 2018 legislative session, House Democrats voted to ban homeschooling and private schools in Iowa
  • 2018 Annual Condition of Community College Report Available
    • 51,001: The number of jointly enrolled students who earned college credit while in high school
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