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SESSION RECAP: Branstad Wanted Bolder Action

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Gov. Terry Branstad blamed Senate Democrats for failing to pass property tax reform this legislative session.

He says he intends to get a Republican majority Senate next year.

Monday morning he also offered a little of praise to the Senate for helping to pass education reform.

“I said it’s not bold, but it’s a first step. And I’m disappointed that they didn’t do something more bold. But I also understand people are very fearful of change,” said Branstad.

Lawmakers approved annual teacher reviews, parental involvement in what to do with struggling third graders, along with more money for higher education.