Humboldt Supervisors support fuel tax increase

DAKOTA CITY - The Humboldt County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution calling for an increase in the state's fuel tax Monday. The Iowa Association of County Supervisors is circulating a resolution asking for support to increase the fuel tax, which ...

Transportation Funding Very Uncertain in Many States

The state has used money from the sale of unclaimed property ... connecting Washington state to Canada, put the condition of the state’s infrastructure in the national spotlight. But Gov. Inslee has not found a way to get a gas tax hike ...

Gas tax increase in Iowa? Ask Branstad, transportation director says

Iowa Department of Transportation Director Paul Trombino III deflected questions about a possible fuel tax increase Monday, telling a Senate panel to ask the governor what he wants to do about the state’s road system. State Sen. Tod Bowman, D ...

‘Progressive’ income tax a real concern

Hang on to your pocketbooks, the politicians are getting restless. They want more of your money. Never mind that the Illinois Legislature jacked up your state income tax with a temporary increase from 3 percent to 5 percent three years ago. At least the ...

Lots of priorities, wants in 2014 legislative session

"I support the 6 percent increase," said Gaskill. "I do think Iowa needs to focus on having good, strong education. Our schools are struggling from the lack of funding from the state Legislature." Rozenboom, however, said he wouldn't support a 6 percent ...

Capitol Digest: New Lottery headquarters

The Iowa Executive Council voted 4-0 Monday to approve the Iowa Lottery’s purchase of a new headquarters building in Clive for $5.35 million. Last week the lottery’s oversight board also approved the purchase of the property parcel at 13001 University Ave.

Branstad kicks off re-election bid in strong position for sixth term

OTTUMWA — Gov. Terry Branstad brought his reelection campaign to Ottumwa on Thursday, hoping to repeat his county win from four years ago. “It was a thrill to carry Wapello County last time and we want to do it again,” he told a packed room at the ...

Budget, initiatives featured in Branstad’s speech

The overall budget proposal is for a $7 billion budget ... Finally, the governor again voiced his strong support for the federal Renewable Fuels Standard and urged the Legislature to quickly pass a resolution in support of the standard and against the ...

Iowa priorities: Community college funding for Democrats, manufacturer tax break for Republicans

Democrats say they’ll push for more community college money, while Senate Republicans want a tax break for manufacturers and to require constitutional citations for every law passed. “It’s a commonsense approach. We just need to find a way ...

Iowa governor wants 4 more years

DES MOINES, IOWA (AP) -- Iowa's governor says he wants to lead the Hawkeye state for another four years. Governor Terry Branstad also says he is "energized" and ready to run for an unprecedented sixth term in office. The Republican governor announced ...