Posts Tagged ‘ education funding ’

GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Schools a #BetterDeal in 2017

June 5, 2017
GOP: House Republicans Gave Iowa Schools a #BetterDeal in 2017

Education for Iowa’s children is one of our top priorities and House Republicans are committed to providing a world-class education for Iowa’s students. During the 2017 legislative session, House Republicans increased funding for K-12 education, provided more funding flexibility, and allowed for more decision making at the local level.  Most importantly, House Republicans broadened the…

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Dems: All local school funding problems would be eased by increased basic aid to schools

December 2, 2015
Dems: All local school funding problems would be eased by increased basic aid to schools

“Every one of the school funding problems we will discuss today would be a smaller problem if we had bipartisan support for an adequate increase in basic aid to our schools.”

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Dems: The no-vote tax cut rule is an overreach, bad precedent, and should be withdrawn

October 13, 2015

“On that day he vetoed the bipartisan compromise to invest $56 million in one-time money in our local schools. He didn’t say it was a bad idea or that the money wasn’t needed. He said the state of Iowa couldn’t afford it. “I was shocked when, less than a month ago, Governor Branstad’s Department of…

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Dems: Iowans Lose Education Funding and Mental Health Services because Republicans Ignore Call for Special Session

July 30, 2015

With the new school year starting in a few weeks, Republican lawmakers ignored their constituents and refused the call for a special session to overturn Governor Branstad’s reckless veto of $56 million for Iowa schools, university funding to prevent tuition increases, and the loss of urgently needed mental health services. “The compromises legislators reached had…

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GOP: Week Fifteen Press Conference Highlights

April 27, 2015
GOP: Week Fifteen Press Conference Highlights

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GOP: Week Fourteen Press Conference Highlights

April 20, 2015
GOP: Week Fourteen Press Conference Highlights

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GOP: Week Fourteen Press Conference Highlights

April 20, 2015
GOP: Week Fourteen Press Conference Highlights

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GOP: Democrat Games Push Schools Past Deadline

April 15, 2015
GOP: Democrat Games Push Schools Past Deadline

(DES MOINES) – Today Rep. Chuck Soderberg (R-Le Mars), co-chair of the Legislative Conference Committee on education funding, sharply criticized Senate Democrats for playing politics with education funding. “The first bill off the floor of the House was setting school funding.  Republicans put forth a serious and significant proposal for funding, a $100 million investment…

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GOP: Breaking Down 1.25%: A Letter to Iowa School Boards

April 7, 2015
GOP: Breaking Down 1.25%:  A Letter to Iowa School Boards

Below is a letter from former school board members in the House Republican Caucus sent to school board members across the state Education leaders, Thank you for your input on school decisions before the legislature – the perspectives that you share with legislators help us do better work for Iowans at the capitol.  Many of you…

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GOP: Week Eleven Press Conference Highlights

March 30, 2015
GOP: Week Eleven Press Conference Highlights

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