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House GOP Passes Education Transparency that Works for Parents and Teachers

On Tuesday, March 29, Iowa House Republicans passed a bill to increase transparency in education for parents.

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Radio Iowa: Iowa House bill addresses teacher, administrator misconduct

The Iowa House has voted to forbid some of the secrecy surrounding agreements between school district officials and educators who are dismissed for inappropriate conduct with students. Representative Dustin Hite, a Republican from New Sharon, said he’s disappointed in the number of confidentiality agreements in Iowa that let a teacher or coach accused of grooming or abusing students resign — and the allegations aren’t disclosed to prospective employers.

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Radio Iowa: House Votes To Provide More Money To State Prison System

Republicans in the Iowa House have approved a budget that provides a more than $7 million spending boost to the state prison system.

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Radio Iowa: House GOP proposes new $12 million scholarship fund for UI, ISU, UNI

Republicans in the Iowa House are proposing a new 12 million dollar scholarship program for students at Iowa’s three public universities. House Speaker Pat Grassley said it’s an effort to address workforce shortages in specific occupations.

“I think it’s a really creative idea and something new that we definitely want to have on the table,” Grassley said.

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House GOP Passes Bills to Increase Access to Mental Health Care

On Tuesday, March 15, Iowa House Republicans passed three pieces of legislation aimed at increasing Iowans' access to mental health care. 

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