Webster County Voices Support for Gas Tax Increase
Webster County became the latest county to publicly pledge support for a proposal that would raise Iowa's gas tax. On Tuesday, the Webster County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution calling on state lawmakers to increase the fuel tax for the first time since 1989. The petition is being circulated by the Iowa Association of County Supervisors. The funding could go a long way towards the completion of Highway 20. Dennis Plautz, CEO of the Greater Fort Dodge Growth Alliance, addressed the board, saying economic development is just as important as transportation in completing Highway 20:
A 10 cent increase over the next three years would generate around $200 million in revenue towards Iowa's roadways.