Republicans in Iowa House vote for two percent money boost for schools

House Republicans have voted to increase the general level of state taxpayer support for Iowa’s public schools by two percent, starting July 1.

Representative Ron Jorgensen, a Republican from Sioux City, is chairman of the House Education Committee and he called it a “fiscally responsible” level.

“We recognize that two percent is not a big increase,” Jorgensen said,” but when you recognize the financial realities that exist, it’s an appropriate number.”

Republicans say state tax revenues are not as robust as hoped and this two percent increase for schools eats up nearly all the tax growth that’s expected.


Courier/Gazette article

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