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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Essential Estrogen: McKibben: 'Bipartisan Effort' Is 'Bipartisan Tax'

Excerpted from this post at Essential Estrogen

Sen. Larry McKibben was one of several Republican legislators who took
"points of privilege" this morning to voice distain with the current
direction of legislation that aims to revise the School Infrastructure
Local Option sales tax, commonly known as SILO. The plan now being
considered by the Iowa Senate passed the House last week with 17
Republicans crossing the aisle to support it. "We aren't here just to
put a rubber stamp on what's passed by the House," McKibben told those
in chamber this morning. "We don't have to pass this just because it
has been a bipartisan effort. It's a bipartisan tax." The plan calls
for SILO, now optional by county, to become mandatory and no longer
limited to 10 years.

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