Democrats contend republicans intend to spend more on Iowa schools. Financial experts say the state should collect about 82 million more in taxes than had been expected, and Senate Democrat Leader Michael Gronstal of Council Bluffs suggests that’s money republicans may spend on schools. Gronstal says there’s still an opportunity to provide more resources to Iowa school kids. But Senate Republican leader Stewart Iverson of Dows makes it clear that’s not going to happen. Iverson says “that’s a good rumor, but it’s not true.” House Speaker Christopher Rants, a republican from Sioux City, shares similar sentiments. Rants says republicans do not have a “secret plan” to spend more on education. Republicans want any unexpected tax money the state collects to go into the cash reserve. The republican spending plan cleared the Senate Tuesday night and will be debate in the House next Tuesday.
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