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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

State 29: Not optional anymore

Excerpted from this post at State 29

From the Des Moines Register: "Iowa will hike its sales tax by 1 cent
per dollar, replacing local-option sales taxes that each of Iowa's 99
counties collect for school infrastructure, under a bill signed into
law today by Gov. Chet Culver. For most Iowans, there will be no
out-of-pocket difference because one tax is simply replacing another
that they pay already. But the important difference between the tax is
one of financial fairness, advocates of the proposal have said." The
Iowa Legislature and Governor Chet Culver basically said "Screw The
Taxpayers" and took away the option of eliminating the tax in their
area if they felt the local school district was spending the money the
wrong way.

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