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Corbett: Mayors support gas tax for infrastructure

posted on May 30, 2014 04:20 PM

Corbett: Mayors support gas tax for infrastructure Play Video Cedar Rapids Mayor Ron Corbett says he and other mayors across Iowa support the legislature raising Iowa's gas tax to fund roads and transportation. Corbett says Cedar Rapids couldn't wait forever for the legislature to act, so in the meantime, citizens passed a local option tax to fund... Watch Story

Statehouse Minority Leaders: Raising gas tax unlikely in 2014

posted on January 10, 2014 04:39 PM

Statehouse Minority Leaders: Raising gas tax unlikely in 2014 Play Video State Senate Minority Leader Sen. Bill Dix and House Minority Leader Rep. Mark Smith both agree that it doesn't seem likely the legislature will raise the state's gas tax in 2014. Smith says there is no clear proposal to increase the tax at this point, and Dix says the public seems satisfied... Watch Story

Dave Scott: Raising gas tax is logical, fair and should be done

posted on November 15, 2013 03:50 PM

Dave Scott: Raising gas tax is logical, fair and should be done Play Video Dave Scott, executive director of the Iowa Good Roads Association, says raising the gas tax is the most logical and fair way to fund roads and transportation infrastructure projects. He points out this is the longest stretch of time in the history of the gas tax in Iowa that there's been no... Watch Story

Rep. Josh Byrnes: Gas tax hike is conservative solution; politics getting in the way

posted on November 15, 2013 03:50 PM

Rep. Josh Byrnes: Gas tax hike is conservative solution; politics getting in the way Play Video Rep. Josh Byrnes, chair of the House Transportation Committee, says politics are preventing approval of a gas tax hike along with other measures. He says it's frustrating, and he argues that raising the gas tax would actually be what he considers a fiscally conservative solution. Watch Story

Iowa Ag Sec. Bill Northey on possible gas tax hike

posted on November 1, 2013 05:35 PM

Iowa Ag Sec. Bill Northey on possible gas tax hike Play Video Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey says the agriculture community has a desire to improve infrastructure in the state, but also that road improvements should be paid for by people who use the roads. Watch Story

Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill sees need to raise gas tax

posted on November 1, 2013 05:31 PM

Iowa Farm Bureau President Craig Hill sees need to raise gas tax Play Video Craig Hill, president of the Iowa Farm Bureau, says there is a need to raise the gas tax. However, he says the state should maintain an exemption for farmers who use red-dye diesel fuel for farm equipment. Watch Story

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