Support for public education now a partisan issue


When considering the accomplishments of the 2015 session of the Iowa Legislature, it makes sense to be clear about where we started.

In Iowa, Republicans control the governor’s office and the Iowa House. Democrats control the Iowa Senate. That means bipartisan support is required for any idea to pass the legislature.

Republican opposition, for example, prevented the following common sense ideas from reaching the governor’s desk:

An increase in the minimum wage.


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