Students Warn GOP Budget May Be “Final Nail In The Coffin” For College Affordability

Iowans gathered in a Statehouse conference room this morning to sound off in front of legislators about another year of deep budget cuts implemented by the Republican majority. Half of the speakers at the public hearing were college students from one of the three regent universities. At issue was Republicans’ Senate File 2117, which cuts about $34 million from the current fiscal year to address the continuing revenue shortfalls. Democrats have assailed runaway tax credit programs and tax cuts as causing the budget problems. The largest mid-year budget cuts come from higher education. $14.56 million was originally planned to be […]