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nraacct

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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 3:55:03 PM

Draft legislation calling for a 10-cent fuel tax increase is expected to be introduced in the Iowa Legislature this week or early next week at the latest.

It’s a three-year roll-up to get to the dime: 3 cents the first year, 3 cents the second and 4 cents the third and final year.


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jrs4125
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 7:37:38 AM

No surprise... look for other states to follow.
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remay
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 6:37:03 AM

The new normal...
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CityCouponer
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Message Posted: Feb 11, 2013 2:42:20 AM

Ouch!
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hrtdi
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 12:42:04 PM

taxes.. again!
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mpg611
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 10:03:25 AM

Keep political correctness and religion out of the voting booths and we wont have problems like this one.
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EnviroChemist
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 9:14:26 AM

Too bad other states will see this as a green light to pass gas taxes.
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Radar1992
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 8:46:04 AM

"We have run out of money, now we have to think" - Winston Churchill.

No one wants to think in Iowa? Raising taxes is not the solution to the problem...get more efficient...
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heydano67
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 4:56:37 AM

ouch
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hokieburgh
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 4:22:40 AM

agreed that other states will follow
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MrLefty0706
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 2:40:40 AM

Other states will follow. Illinois will claim it is for the state pension deficit.
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flatrock14
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 2:21:41 AM

that s a better proposal than michigan
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LilRedWagonIN
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 1:44:09 AM

Go for it Iowa! Other states with lower taxes will siphon your businesses and population. A better economic environment attracts net growth in tax revenues, not raising taxes. Makes as much sense as the CTA raising fares because of declining ridership which in turn discourages ridership, necessitating another round of fare increase based on stupid bureaucratic logic.
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rcornel
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Message Posted: Feb 10, 2013 12:15:50 AM

Wow
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andy1024
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:44:07 PM

Other states will follow suite.
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jl1rp
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:43:12 PM

Just more tax money that will not go to the places it's need.
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Robert44
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:37:04 PM

Were BROKE. Gosoline already too high for this time of year. Were going see easy $4 a gallon this spring!!!!
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coughlin
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 11:18:20 PM

SOMEBODY has to pay for the roads.
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Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 8:43:13 PM

Feel lucky? Our Gov. wants to stuff that number even higher.
34 cent increase for us and increase the state sales tax to 8%
If that is not enough, he wants to sting us for a user fee on our autos to the tune of $250.
Truckers are not exempt either...
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bar1035
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:33:54 PM

at least it has an end date (for now). Unlike NC's auto increase
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HorizonChaser
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 7:03:30 PM

yawn
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 6:18:59 PM

It will pass
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djwhit
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 5:57:36 PM

NO MORE TAXES.......WE PAY TO MUCH NOW.......
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 5:53:41 PM

more for the general fund to squander
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mike56MI
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 5:48:45 PM

Asking more in MI.
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SUNOIL
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 5:05:52 PM

2 bucks a fill-up????
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wrunner
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 4:53:29 PM

Tax, in whatever form, size or shape, is never easy.

Diminish your wants and augment your needs.
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montpelier28
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 4:41:51 PM

I'm not happy about it but increased mileage has decreased revenue and our roads and bridges, not only in Iowa (not sure how their's are) need upkeep and repair for all of us to drive on. 3 cents a year is the plan

[Edited by: montpelier28 at 2/9/2013 4:42:49 PM EST]
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Norm10
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 4:35:10 PM

Great - this means the rich people who can afford to buy overpriced electric vehicle won't have to pay this tax - what a good way to tax the middle/lower income people who have all the money!
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Ply440GTX
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Message Posted: Feb 9, 2013 4:01:41 PM

Has the Iowa Legislature NOT seen where gas prices have been going the past 5 weeks???
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