Iowa House Democrats Call For Special Session

Taking Aim At Governor's Education Veto

By Stephanie Angleson |

Published 07/06 2015 11:27PM

Updated 07/06 2015 11:28PM

(DES MOINES)- Iowa House Democrats are calling for a special session to address a veto last week by Governor Branstad.
Branstad line-item vetoed 56 million dollars in school funding for the 2015-2016 school year. The one time payment was a compromise between the house and senate in addition to a 1.25 percent budget increase for all schools.
House Democrats want to hold the special session to override the Governor's action.
House Democratic leader Mark Smith of Marshalltown said in a blog post "The Governor's veto shows us exactly what Republicans really think of public education and we know the result of their hostility to education: larger class sizes, fewer quality teachers and higher property taxes."

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