Iowa Democrats Disappointed With Public Education Funding

CLIVE, Iowa - Iowa Democrats are disappointed after a House bill passed to increase K-12 funding.

Democratic State Representative Jennifer Konfrst met with voters at the Clive Public Library Saturday morning to discuss public education with families.

Konfrst says she’s disappointed funding wasn’t as high as it should be after an amendment to increase public education funding by 20-million dollars was shot down by House Republicans.

The proposed House bill will increase funding by two-and-a-half-percent in the 2021 fiscal year and now moves to the Senate for consideration.

Democrats wanted a three percent hike in education funding for a total of $133 million. The state spends roughly $3.4 billion per year on K-12 instruction. 

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