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Public school funding and capping lawsuits

John Pemble / IPR
The west side of Iowa's Capitol during the 2023 legislative session. Scaffolding surrounds the green domes for a two year process of maintenance.

Funding for K-12 public schools will be $107 million more than last year, the same amount private schools are estimated to get for new state funded scholarships. Democrats say public school funding should have a larger increase to match tax cuts and new funding private schools will receive. And there’s a bill that limits the amount awarded in medical malpractice cases. Iowa doesn’t have a cap on the amount a jury can award in a medical malpractice suit, and advocates of the bill say that’s hurting the healthcare workforce. Some states have ruled caps are unconstitutional.

John Pemble is a reporter for IPR