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Iowa House Rejects Governor’s Proposal for Private School Scholarships

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — 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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