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LISTEN: Iowa House And Senate Have To Come To Agreement On Budgets

John Pemble
IPR file

One of the biggest difference of agreement between the Iowa House and Senate is funding for regents universities: The University of Iowa, Iowa State University and the University of Northern Iowa. House Republicans want to give no funding increase, while not replacing the $8 million dollars the legislature cut last year. They also want to freeze tuition and fees. Senate Republicans want to replace the $8 million cut. Both of those fall far short of the increase the universities asked for. Another big budget difference is prison funding.

Clay Masters is the senior politics reporter for MPR News.
Katarina Sostaric is IPR's State Government Reporter