budget http://iowapublicradio.org en Board of Regents Efficiency Study http://iowapublicradio.org/post/board-regents-efficiency-study <p>The first of three public hearings was held today at the University of Iowa in advance of a <a href="http://www.press-citizen.com/article/20140312/NEWS01/140312006/Students-protest-efficiency-study-Board-Regents-meeting">comprehensive efficiency review</a> by the Iowa Board of Regents.&nbsp; The review is expected to generate $15-25 million in savings.</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 20:46:33 +0000 Katherine Perkins & Ben Kieffer 38275 at http://iowapublicradio.org Board of Regents Efficiency Study Iowa Lawmakers Expect Early Legislative Adjournment http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-lawmakers-expect-early-legislative-adjournment <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Iowa legislative calendar has the last day of the 2014 session falling late next month. Last week Senate Majority Leader Mike&nbsp;</span>Gronstal<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, a Democrat from Council Bluffs, said Iowa Republicans and Democrats have gotten better working together.</span></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 12:25:18 +0000 Clay Masters & Joyce Russell 36994 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Lawmakers Expect Early Legislative Adjournment Iowa Lawmakers Disagree on Flexible Funding for Education http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowa-lawmakers-disagree-flexible-funding-education <p>The state cost per student in Iowa’s K-12 public schools is over six thousand dollars per year - increasing steadily over the past couple decades.</p><p>The Iowa legislature is supposed to set the amount of state aid for K-12 school budgets more than a year in advance. Schools say they need the budget in advance so they can plan teacher salaries, but republican law makers are hesitant to plan the budget too far ahead.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:54:40 +0000 Emily Woodbury & Clay Masters 35739 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa Lawmakers Disagree on Flexible Funding for Education Rural Post Offices in Crisis http://iowapublicradio.org/post/rural-post-offices-crisis <div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden"><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p>It’s mid-morning on a bleak March day in Nilwood, Ill. And every 10 minutes or so, a car or truck pulls into the gravel parking lot in front of the south-central Illinois town’s post office. &nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p>Rush hour.</p> Mon, 25 Mar 2013 12:28:05 +0000 Bill Wheelhouse 18196 at http://iowapublicradio.org Rural Post Offices in Crisis Iowa's Chief Justice Calls for More Funding, Staffing for Courts http://iowapublicradio.org/post/iowas-chief-justice-calls-more-funding-staffing-courts <p></p><p>Iowa Chief Justice Mark Cady&nbsp;delivered his State of the Judiciary speech to a joint session of the Iowa Legislature Wednesday. He's calling for increased staffing in the court system, which has taken a hit in budget cuts in recent years.</p><p>Cady wants court offices around the state to stay open all week. Right now they close in the afternoons twice a week. He also tells lawmakers the state doesn’t have enough juvenile officers to reach all of Iowa’s children in need.</p> Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:12:53 +0000 Clay Masters 13615 at http://iowapublicradio.org Iowa's Chief Justice Calls for More Funding, Staffing for Courts