Highlights in this edition:

  • Fiscal Year 2025 Budget Ready for Implementation as Governor Signs Appropriation Bills
    • 2.5 percent increase in state aid to schools, which is projected to be an additional $87.2 million given to schools next school year plus $66.3 million in new funding to raise teacher salaries and an additional $14 million to increase pay to paraeducators and other school support staff
  • Secretary Naig Thanks Governor Reynolds, Legislature for Strong Support of Iowa Agriculture
    • Iowa’s prohibition on the foreign ownership of farmland will continue to be a model for other states
  • Teacher Salary Increase, Evidence Based Reading Instruction Bills Headline Education Bills Signed into Law
    • HF 2618, requires evidence-based reading instruction and tailored interventions for students who aren’t proficient
  • Biden Administration Favors Illegal Immigrants Over Iowans
    • Instead of protecting our borders, the United States Federal Government has decided to sue the state of Iowa for taking action against illegal immigration
  • Governor Signs Increase to Contribution Maximums for Educational Savings Plan Trusts
    • HF 2667 increases the income deduction limit on contributions to College Savings Iowa accounts by almost $1500

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