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Iowa Senate passes anti-bullying bill with overwhelming support

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The Iowa Senate passes a measure to help stop bullying in Iowa's schools on Tuesday; the bill received bipartisan support, passing with 43-7 votes.

Governor Branstad is a staunch supporter of anti-bullying legislation; he says "every child in Iowa deserves to go to school in a safe and respectful learning environment... I'm hopeful that the bill will receive support in the Iowa House and come to my desk for final approval."

A poll conducted in February of this year suggests that about 3/4 of Iowans strongly support anti-bullying measures.

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