opinion Fred Hubbell Iowa View contributor Published 4:15 PM EST Jan 3, 2019 Gov. Kim Reynolds has been elected in her own right, and myself and over 3 million Iowans are relying on her leadership to deliver on the important priorities and initiatives she promoted throughout her campaign. With the 2019 legislative session set to begin this month, we must refresh these campaign promises and watch closely to see whether they are reflected in the governor’s Condition of the State speech and proposed budget for the coming year. On the campaign trail, the governor repeatedly said her top priorities were improving education, health care and reducing taxes. In discussing education, the governor often referred to Future Ready Iowa and expanding STEM education as her two top initiatives to improve our education results. With neither program receiving significant funding support in the 2018 or 2019 state budgets, the most important measure of the governor’s commitment will be if either initiative receives serious budget allocations for fiscal year 2020. More: Job skills, education, tax cuts, mental health top Gov. Kim Reynolds’ 2019 legislative priorities Many educators and state and local government employees will also be paying close attention to see if the… Read full this story
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