Ahead of funding deal, IA-02 candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks argued that public schools already have the resources they need

DES MOINES — Yesterday, Republican leaders in the Iowa House and Senate agreed to a modest increase to public school funding far from what meets the needs of teachers and students across the state. Yet one Iowa legislator has gone even further, arguing that Iowa’s schools already have plenty of resources.

Asked at a recent legislative forum how much new money should be allocated to Iowa public schools, first term State Senator and four time IA-02 GOP candidate Mariannette Miller-Meeks argued, “when I hear that there’s not fully funding schools, I don’t know what fully funding schools means.”

“Between skipping votes to fundraise in Washington DC and arguing against providing our teachers and public schools with the resources they need, Mariannette Miller-Meeks has spent the legislative session showing southeastern Iowans exactly why she has no business representing them in Congress,” said IDP Communications Director Mandy McClure.