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Governor announces increase in education funding, Democrats ask for additional dollars

Des Moines, Iowa – Governor Kim Reynolds announced Monday morning a 2.3 percent increase in state funding for education.

During Reynolds’s ‘Condition of the State’ address, she’s asking lawmakers for $89 million general state support for public K-12 schools.

 

The governor would like to add 11 million in state spending boosts to help rural district’s fund transportation costs.  She’s asking lawmakers to plug a million more dollars into efforts to encourage students to study science, technology, engineering and math.

Democratic minority leader Todd Prichard argues his party would like to see more of an increase in school funding.

 

Prichard says his party will work to negotiate more of an increase to take care of the school districts.

Osage Superintendent Barb Schwamman says the Governor’s proposal is more than what they were expecting.

The money is crucial for student success.

 

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Kellan Heavican

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