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IOWA LAWMAKERS DIFFER ON STATE UNIVERSITY FUNDING

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REPUBLICANS IN THE IOWA HOUSE AND SENATE ARE PROPOSING DIFFERENT LEVELS OF STATE TAXPAYER SUPPORT FOR IOWA’S THREE PUBLIC UNIVERSITIES.

THE HOUSE G-O-P’S BUDGET PLANS PROVIDES NO ADDITIONAL MONEY TO THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, IOWA STATE UNIVERSITY OR THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTHERN IOWA, AND IT CALLS FOR STUDENT TUITION AND FEES TO REMAIN THE SAME IN THE NEXT ACADEMIC YEAR.

SENATE REPUBLICAN LEADER JACK WHITVER SAYS THEIR PLAN INCLUDES A TEN-MILLION DOLLAR BOOST FOR THE THREE UNIVERSITIES, AND A TUITION FREEZE.

HOUSE REPUBLICANS SETTLED ON A TUITION FREEZE WITH NO NEW STATE MONEY FOR THE THREE UNIVERSITIES PARTLY BECAUSE THEY’LL GET FEDERAL MONEY FROM THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN.