Supervisors not optimistic for gas tax

CLINTON — A resolution urging state leaders to support the road use tax was passed by Clinton County Supervisors early this week. But county officials aren’t very confident an increase in the tax will go through during this year’s legislative session.

Supervisors support gas tax hike

The Iowa State Association of County Supervisors supports the same resolution. Page County Engineer J.D. King tells KMA News the committee identified $215 million of yearly road needs currently not covered by gas tax revenues. He says a gas tax hike would ...

Vote 2014: Branstad, Reynolds to Make “Major Campaign Announcement”

After Wednesday’s announcement in West Des Moines, Branstad and Reynolds are scheduled to make stops in Pella, Ottumwa, Fort Madison, Muscatine and Davenport on Thursday; in Dubuque, Cedar Rapids, Waterloo, and Mason City on Friday; and in Fort Dodge ...

Supervisors approve off-road vehicles on county roads

Despite the fact that most states, including Iowa, have laws prohibiting recreational ATV road use, over half of all deaths and one-third of serious traumatic injuries result from ATV crashes on the road. Current Iowa state law permits ATV use ...

State Treasurer Fitzgerald Announces 2014 College Savings Iowa Deduction Amount

DES MOINES, IA (01/02/2014)(readMedia)-- State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald wants to encourage families to start their New Year off with a bang by considering a contribution to a loved one's future education. "With the New Year, comes an increased Iowa ...

Saving on taxes

If you own a small business, every dollar matters — especially when it comes to taxes. Whether your business is a partnership or corporation, Uncle Sam offers some sizeable deductions to lower your liability, allowing you to put those dollars ...

County assessor encourages tax credit applications

CLINTON — Clinton County Assessor Rollie Ehm is encouraging eligible property owners to apply for the Business Property Tax Credit and other exemptions. Ehm told the Clinton County Board of Supervisors that the Iowa Department of Revenue estimates that ...

448 New Wind Turbines In Iowa Could Swing The 2016 Presidential Election

The wind production tax credit (PTC) is set to expire on New Years day but you wouldn't know it judging by Siemens(NYSE: SI) recently announced 448 wind-turbine deal for 5 projects in Iowa from Warren Buffett's MidAmerican Energy. This deal is ...

End of tax credit creates uncertainty for Kansas wind industry

A federal tax credit for producing wind energy is again set to expire ... Josh Heck covers health care, professional services, education and energy.

Branstad says he’s “realistic” — abandoning idea of pushing for income tax changes in 2014

Earlier this month Governor Terry Branstad was considering a plan to let Iowans keep filing their personal income taxes under the current system, or opt for a flatter, simpler system with fewer deductions. Branstad’s now abandoning the idea.