Rep. Collins Discusses State Supplemental Aid, Public Safety, and Tax Reforms

The Legislative session is well and truly in full swing, with the funnel deadline last week. Representative Taylor Collins, District 95 (Mediapolis), spoke about the current happenings in the general assembly, which includes the passage of State Supplemental Aid (SSA). According to Collins, this provides close to $150 million dollars for public schools and $3.8 billion to School Foundation Aid. This also shows an increase of $229 per student from the previous year.

Collins also spoke about public safety, which is a major focus this year. He is working on a three-strike rule, which would see people face long prison terms if they have three forceable felonies.

He also mentioned that they are beginning the conversation on tax reforms, to make sure Iowans can keep as much of their money as possible.