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Branstad Signs Gas Tax Increase

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,...
by Kevin Hall
 

 
 
winner-loser

Winners and Losers from Gas Tax Increase

A ten-cent increase in the state’s gas tax sailed through the Republican controlled Iowa House of Representatives and the Democrat controlled Iowa Senate on Tuesday. The bill now goes to Governor Terry Branstad, who has indic...
by Craig Robinson
 

 
 
State-Capitol

Get Ready to Pay More at the Pump – Gas Tax Goes to the Floor Today

By the end of the day, the Republican controlled Iowa House of Representatives and the Democrat controlled Iowa Senate are likely to pass an increase in the gas tax for the first time since 1989. While it’s been 26 years sinc...
by Craig Robinson
 

 

 
State capitol ceiling

Paulsen Pulls Highfill, Nunn from Committee to Pave Way for Gas Tax Increase; UPDATE: Gas tax increase passes on 13-12 vote

Iowa Speaker of the House Kraig Paulsen removed two Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee Thursday morning, apparently due to their opposition to an increase in the state gas tax. The committee is schedule to...
by Kevin Hall
 

 
 
Jeb Bush and Hillary

Conservative Group Launches Ad Declaring Bush “Unelectable” Due to Praise of Hillary

RESTON, Va. – ForAmerica is launching a new short video today declaring former Gov. Jeb Bush (R-FL) unelectable if he runs for president, following his speech Wednesday on foreign policy in Chicago. The approximately one...
by The Iowa Republican
 

 

 
State-Capitol

The Great Debates of the Iowa Legislature

The Iowa Legislature has been back in session for a little over a month now. Besides the annual bickering over how much to increase public school funding, the only other topic that has drawn considerable attention is how much t...
by Craig Robinson