State of the States
State of the States: Iowa
Gov. Terry Branstad (R)
Date of Speech: Jan. 14
Gov. Branstad urged lawmakers in his Condition of the State address to pass legislation that would require schools to inform parents if their child is involved in a bullying incident and allow school personnel to intervene in any bullying that takes place off school grounds. He said such a move would help mitigate the impact of cyberbullying and other forms of harassment.
"Imagine being unable to escape, as the bully relentlessly pursues them online, in a form accessible 24/7. Imagine how bleak it must be. Imagine how lonely it must feel," he said in his address.
On the higher education front, Mr. Branstad is planning to triple funding—to $1 million this year—for the Hawkeye State's apprenticeship program, which allows students to earn a paycheck at a job site in their field while working toward a degree. He's also hoping to freeze tuition at the state's regent universities, continuing a policy Iowa put in place last year.
Separately, he would like to provide tax incentives to repurpose old school buildings and turn them into local centers for economic development.
Watch the Full Address
Vol. 33, Issue 19, Page 17
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