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Iowa lawmakers clash over competing bullying bills

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Cracking down on bullying in Iowa schools has been a priority this year for Gov. Terry Branstad, but lawmakers have criticized two competing bills and are seeking changes to the proposals.

A bill in the House and another in the Senate both focus on giving schools the tools and authority to better address bullying, but neither seems close to being approved and sent to Branstad.

Rep. Quentin Stanerson, a Republican from Center Point, says lawmakers have promised to propose amendments to the House bill. And Democratic Sen. Robert Hogg, of Cedar Rapids, says the Senate bill has received significant Republican opposition.
Lawmakers agree that bullying is a pressing issue in schools across the state. The trouble, they say, is determining the best solution to prevent it.
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