Don't like election result? Iowa lawmaker proposes "suck it up, buttercup bill"

Published: Nov. 15, 2016 at 11:50 AM CST
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A Republican Iowa lawmaker says he will introduce legislation that would cut the budgets of state universities that spend additional money on students upset about the outcome of the presidential election.

Rep. Bobby Kaufmann says the planned measure, which he calls the "suck it up, buttercup bill" also would create new penalties for protesters who block highways.

Students and faculty at the University of Northern Iowa gathered at three sessions to discuss the election and their fears. University spokesman Scott Ketelsen says no money was spent on those sessions.

Students and faculty at Iowa State University held a rally and University of Iowa student groups held their own events. Both schools say they did not spend any extra funds on those events.