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Kaufmann: Reasonable Republicans can disagree on gas tax

posted on March 27, 2015 03:52 PM

Kaufmann: Reasonable Republicans can disagree on gas tax Play Video Republican Party of Iowa Chair Jeff Kaufmann says there are disagreements among conservative Republicans over the passage of a gas tax increase this legislative session. He says he doesn't know if the issue might lead to incumbents facing primary opponents in 2016, but he says if that does... Watch Story

Iowa Republicans Talk Caucus Campaigns & Gas Tax

posted on February 27, 2015 04:21 PM

Iowa Republicans Talk Caucus Campaigns & Gas Tax Play Video Steve Scheffler, Iowa National Republican Committeeman; Craig Robinson, editor of TheIowaRepublican.com; and Doug Gross, a former Iowa Republican gubernatorial nominee, are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. The program discusses early maneuvering among Republican presidential hopefuls in... Watch Full Episode

Is there political fallout for passing gas tax?

posted on February 27, 2015 03:00 PM

Is there political fallout for passing gas tax? Play Video The Iowa legislature swiftly passed, and Governor Terry Branstad quickly signed into law, a 10 cent increase in the state's gas tax. Republicans Doug Gross and Steve Scheffler don't believe elected officials will pay a political price for voting for the gas tax, while Craig Robinson says it's... Watch Story

Iowa Gas Tax and Transportation Issues

posted on February 6, 2015 03:09 PM

Iowa Gas Tax and Transportation Issues Play Video Rep. Josh Byrnes (R-Osage), chair of the House Transportation Committee; Sen. Tod Bowman (D-Maquoketa), chair of the Senate Transportation Committee; and Dave Stanley, a representative from Iowans for Tax Relief are the guests on this edition of Iowa Press. The program discusses a proposed... Watch Full Episode

Tax miles driven instead of gas consumption?

posted on February 6, 2015 01:06 PM

Tax miles driven instead of gas consumption? Play Video As more hybrid and electric cars hit the streets, some Iowans question whether a user fee focusing on gas consumption vs. miles driven is fair. Sen. Tod Bowman says a study group would periodically re-evaluate a gas tax, and at some point, taxing miles driven might make sense. But he says it's... Watch Story

All sides agree bonding for road repairs is wrong approach

posted on February 6, 2015 01:06 PM

All sides agree bonding for road repairs is wrong approach Play Video Thirty Iowa counties have bonded to pay for road repairs. Rep. Josh Byrnes, Sen. Tod Bowman and Iowans for Tax Relief Chairman Dave Stanley all agree that's not good for taxpayers. That's why Byrnes and Bowman say a user fee, such as raising the gas tax, is a better way to pay for transportation... Watch Story

Disagreement on gas tax distribution formula

posted on February 6, 2015 01:05 PM

Disagreement on gas tax distribution formula Play Video A larger portion of gas tax revenues goes toward state highway and bridge projects than goes to county and local projects that have critical funding needs. Iowans for Tax Relief Chairman Dave Stanley says legislators should fix the "obsolete" funding formula so projects with the most need get the... Watch Story

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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