Education Spending in Iowa Model for the Nation

If you were convinced that the ceiling was falling in on education spending in Iowa over the past several years, it’s not surprising, given the rhetoric that has been passed around in debate.  Legislative Democrats spend hours on the House and Senate floors lamenting...

Rogers ready to work with Reynolds

CEDAR FALLS — When the Republican Women of Black Hawk County began their June meeting, they paused to marvel at how far they’d come since they met two months ago. Iowa has a woman — and a Republican one — as governor for the first time. They had another reason to be...

Iowa schools are getting a better deal

A recent guest columnist alleged that the Republican-led Legislature has cut funding for K-12 schools (“The truth behind school funding cuts,” May 9). Fortunately for Iowa schools, this is undeniably false as funding has increased by more than $735 million over the...

Rogers explains his decision to skip forums

I recently stated I will no longer participate in community forums organized by a coalition of groups, including the League of Women Voters. Some on the political left have complained about this; I believe it remains the right decision. I first want to be clear...