The gas tax bill passed through the legislature on February 25. The Senate File 257 passed with 28 votes to 21. The House took the bill and voted 53 for and 46 against.
Visit Bleeding Heartland’s website at http://www.bleedingheartland.com/diary/7404/iowa-senate-house-approve-gas-tax-increase for the roll call list.
Governor Branstad didn’t wait until July 1 to sign the law but signed it the same day. The new 10 cent gas tax will become effective as soon as Sunday, March 1st.
It is important to hold legislators accountable to the Fix-It-First initiative. Existing structures and fixtures need to be fixed before constructing or installing new ones.