Iowa Lawmakers Will Consider Gas Tax Increase

An Iowa House subcommittee has given preliminary approval to a proposal that would raise Iowa's fuel tax. Under the proposal, fuel taxes would gradually rise by 10 cents a gallon, which would raise about $215 million annually for infrastructure. A transportation subcommittee approved the bill, which will now move to the full transportation committee. Webster County Supervisor and Highway 20 Association Vice President Bob Singer says it's a positive first step, however similar proposals have failed in past years

Governor Terry Branstad declined to endorse or oppose the legislation. The gas tax has not been increased since 1989.

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