Posts With Keyword ‘gas tax’

Heated Debate over Gas Tax and Road Funding

Posted: Tuesday, March 20th, 2012 at 6:29 am

As previously reported by KCII, lawmakers in Iowa are looking at increasing the gas tax eight to ten cents a gallon over two years. County Engineer Jacob Thorius has been pushing for an increase in the gas tax, which hasn’t been raised since 1989, in an effort to increase funding for Washington County’s roads and bridges. The subject was brought up again at the third Legislative Briefing on Saturday.

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Gas Prices at a High While Lawmakers Look at Gas Tax Increase

Posted: Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012 at 6:28 am

Gas prices are at a high for this time of the year all over the country, with increases up to 25 cents a gallon. But the price of gas could see another increase, because lawmakers in Iowa are looking at increasing the gas tax eight to ten cents a gallon over two years.

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Washington County Board of Supervisors Meeting

Posted: Tuesday, February 21st, 2012 at 10:33 am

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The Washington County Board of Supervisors met this morning. They heard the annual update from the Washington County Fair Board to start off the meeting.

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Gas Tax Increase Passes House Subcommittee

Posted: Tuesday, February 14th, 2012 at 6:28 am

As previously reported, lawmakers have been considering an increase in the state’s gas tax. The gas tax has not been raised since 1989, and Iowa’s roads and bridges have been rated the third worst in the country.

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Branstad Releases Road Use Tax Fund Savings

Posted: Wednesday, January 25th, 2012 at 6:24 am

As previously reported, Governor Terry Branstad had requested that the IDOT find $50 million dollars in savings from the Road Use Tax Fund to help repair and maintain Iowa’s roadways. Yesterday, Branstad released a report that outlined the areas where the IDOT found the $50 million in savings.

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