Ryan Suppe and Kevin Richert

Statehouse roundup, 2.27.24: University presidents ask lawmakers to fully fund employee pay

Additional salary funding would help attract new faculty and keep tuition stable, they said.

Statehouse roundup, 2.26.24: ISU ‘on track’ to address budget deficit, says new president

Also, a measure to lower the school bond election threshold is heading to the House floor.

Statehouse roundup, 2.21.24: Constitutional amendment would lower school bond threshold

Also, the Senate passed bills banning campus diversity statements and revising school board quorum measures.

Statehouse roundup, 2.20.24: School leaders back $2 billion facilities bill but ‘temper expectations’

In other news, Superintendent Debbie Critchfield pitched short-term and long-term K-12 funding fixes.

Statehouse roundup, 2.16.24: Bill taking on pronoun use in schools advances

MUCH MORE INSIDE: The House passes anti-mask mandate bill and the budget committee OK’s new education spending.

Statehouse roundup, 2.12.24: Despite opposition, latest library bill heads to Senate floor

Also, budget-setting for higher education starts with community colleges and House Republicans name a new majority leader.

Statehouse roundup, 2.8.24: State plan to fund school facilities introduced

MORE INSIDE: a budget battle led to a House leadership ouster.

Statehouse roundup, 2.7.24: A ‘combination’ library bill emerges

In other Wednesday news, budget-writers dig into the State Board of Education’s requests, and a resolution on the University of Phoenix purchase falls off the agenda, at least for today.

Statehouse roundup, 2.5.24: Home-school rights protected in proposed constitutional amendment

INSIDE: New bills introduced to ban mask mandates, and restrict activists from providing sex education material.

Statehouse roundup, 2.2.24: Budget-setting in disarray after JFAC rebellion

INSIDE: New diversity, equity and inclusion restrictions introduced and summer STEM library program could be defunded