"The words or the language in the House bill, we insist on for that 4 percent allowable growth for both years," Sheets said. "So, that really took the leadership of the Senate by surprise. So that's why things are on hold."
Rozenboom said the 2013 Iowa Legislature's stance on education funding boils down to the Republican view versus the Democrat view.
Rozenboom said the state has four main issues to address —Medicaid expansion, property tax reform, appropriations and education funding — and until they are resolved it will mean a legislative session that will go past it's May 3 deadline.