Highlights in this edition:

  • Governor Releases Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Proposal
    • The Governor is proposing an increase of $367.1 million or 4.29 percent over the adjusted FY 24 budget
  • Eighth Circuit Upholds Constitutionality of Two Iowa Ag Trespass Laws
    • The laws dealt with ag production facility trespass and with cameras or electronic surveillance device trespass
  • Governor Reynolds’ Education Priorities Include Higher Teacher Pay, Better Reading Instruction and AEA Reform
    • Increases the minimum teacher salary from $33,500 to $50,000 and create a minimum teacher salary of $62,000 for teachers with 12 years of experience
  • Race, Ethnicity, Household Income, Education, Sex of Parent Are Not Determinants of Youth Mental Health
    • Parenting style is far more important than demographics
  • Governor Reynolds Lays Out Work Based Learning Plan for Students
    • Allows students to earn core credit for competency based WBL programs

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