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PRIVATE SCHOOL FUNDING BILL PASSES IA SENATE

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REPUBLICANS IN THE IOWA SENATE HAVE VOTED FOR GOVERNOR REYNOLDS’ PLAN TO PROVIDE STATE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR LOW AND MIDDLE INCOME FAMILIES — TO COVER PRIVATE SCHOOL EXPENSES FOR 10-THOUSAND CHILDREN.

SENATOR AMY SINCLAIR, A REPUBLICAN FROM ALLERTON, SAYS IT’S ELITIST TO DENY THE CHOICE OF A PRIVATE EDUCATION TO THE POOR AMONG US.

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HOUSEHOLDS WITH AN INCOME AT OR BELOW 400 PERCENT OF THE FEDERAL POVERTY LEVEL COULD APPLY FOR THE MONEY.

FOR A FAMILY OF FOUR, THE CUT OFF WOULD BE A MAXIMUM INCOME OF ABOUT 110-THOUSAND DOLLARS A YEAR.

REPUBLICAN SENATOR JEFF TAYLOR FROM SIOUX CENTER, SAYS SOME PARENTS FEEL LIKE THEIR VALUES ARE UNDER ATTACK IN PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

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ONE REPUBLICAN SENATOR FROM A RURAL AREA AND ALL THE DEMOCRATS IN THE SENATE VOTED AGAINST THE PLAN.

DEMOCRATIC SENATOR JACKIE SMITH OF SIOUX CITY, SAYS PUBLIC TAX DOLLARS SHOULD BE USED FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS.

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SENATE DEMOCRATIC LEADER ZACH WAHLS OF CORALVILLE SAYS TAXPAYER DOLLARS SHOULDN’T BE DIRECTED TOWARD PRIVATE SCHOOLS THAT CAN REJECT STUDENT APPLICANTS FOR ANY REASON.

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THERE IS AN IMPASSE AMONG REPUBLICANS ON TAXPAYER FUNDED PRIVATE SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS, AS THE PROPOSAL HAS STALLED IN THE HOUSE.