Iowa governor signs campus free speech legislation

President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week that ordered colleges to protect free speech or risk losing federal funding.

Posted: Mar 28, 2019 1:22 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Iowa's governor has signed a bill backed by conservative groups that requires public universities and community colleges to implement policies protecting free speech on campus.

The Des Moines Register reports that Gov. Kim Reynolds signed the legislation Wednesday mandating that the schools consider what changes they need to make to maintain the "fullest degree of intellectual freedom and free expression."

President Donald Trump signed an executive order last week that ordered colleges to protect free speech or risk losing federal funding.

Conservative students and groups nationwide complain that their free speech rights have been restricted on liberal campuses in recent years, triggering a series of proposals from state legislators.

Article Comments

Mason City
Clear
47° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 43°
Albert Lea
Clear
43° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 39°
Austin
Clear
46° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 28°
Feels Like: 44°
Charles City
Few Clouds
43° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 25°
Feels Like: 39°
Rochester
Clear
42° wxIcon
Hi: 44° Lo: 27°
Feels Like: 38°
Average Temps on the way
KIMT Radar
KIMT Eye in the sky

Latest Video

Image

Warm Up Rochester

Image

Weather forecast 2 11/15

Image

Weather forecast 11/15

Image

Osage volleyball falls in 2A semifinals

Image

RCTC sweeps Harper

Image

Creating a habitat fit for bees

Image

Kavars appeals sentence

Image

Steinway Piano Homecoming

Image

Teamwork key during shooting investigation

Image

Climb and Crawl Park coming to Southbridge

Community Events