We’re back with Iowa gubernatorial candidate Deidre DeJear. She wants to dip into the surplus and spend it on mental-health programs and public education – specifically $300 million designated for public schools.

“That $300 million … is actually going to help level-set our districts,” she said. “This is a state that was once Number 1 in education.”

Click on the video to hear what else DeJear has to say.

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