After Iowa lawmakers fell $6 million shy of funding the Board of Regent’s full appropriations request for the current budget year, the board is again asking for an $18 million increase in general education support for the next fiscal term, reports the Cedar Rapids Gazette. The board’s total fiscal 2021 state appropriations request -- which regents will consider formalizing next week -- is $642.4 million, including $511 million for general education support and $131.3 million for other purposes.