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Iowa House stops Reynolds' plan to send $55M to private schools

Pat Grassley
Posted at 2:11 PM, May 23, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-24 19:54:13-04

DES MOINES, Iowa (Associated Press) — Iowa House Speaker Pat Grassley says Gov. Kim Reynolds’ proposal to divert about $55 million from public schools to private school scholarships will not pass in the Iowa House because of a lack of Republican support.

The plan called for taxpayer-funded scholarships for up to 10,000 students to attend the private school of their choice. It passed the Senate in March but too many Republicans in the House oppose the idea.

Reynolds has said she won't give up and will work to pass the measure next year. Lawmakers are expected to end the legislative session this week, about five weeks behind the scheduled adjournment.

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