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February 25th, 2015
 

Branstad Signs Gas Tax Increase

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Iowa Governor Terry Branstad wasted no time enacting a 10-cent gas tax increase. The bill was passed by both houses of the Iowa Legislature on Tuesday. The governor signed the bill Wednesday morning. It goes into effect Sunday, March 1.

Below is the press release from the governor’s office:

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Terry Branstad today signed the following bill into law:

Senate File 257: an Act relating to transportation funding by limiting the term of indebtedness for certain county projects, modifying certain permit fees, modifying the rate of the excise taxes on motor fuel and certain special fuel, establishing a fuel distribution percentage formula for certain special fuel used in motor vehicles, requiring legislative review of the fuel distribution percentage formulas, extending the repeal date of the Access Iowa Highway Plan, and including effective date provisions.

The bill passed the Iowa Senate 28-21 and Iowa House on February 24, 2015, 53-46.


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Kevin Hall
Kevin Hall brings almost two decades of journalistic experience to TheIowaRepublican. Starting in college as a radio broadcaster, Hall eventually became a television anchor/reporter for stations in North Carolina, Missouri, and Iowa. During the 2007 caucus cycle, Hall changed careers and joined the political realm. He was the northwest Iowa field director for Fred Thompson's presidential campaign. Hall helped Terry Branstad return to the governor's office by organizing southwest Iowa for Branstad's 2010 campaign. Hall serves as a reporter/columnist for TheIowaRepublican.com.




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