Iowa Independent: Culver: Increasing gas tax a 'mistake'
Excerpted from this post at Iowa Independent
Allowing a proposed increase to the state's fuel tax to come to the
floor of either chamber of the legislature would be a huge mistake,
Gov. Chet Culver said Monday. Culver said the money Iowa would receive
from the recently passed federal stimulus bill, estimated at about
$358 million, makes a gas tax increase an even worse idea. "So I think
[legislators are] going to have a very tough time making the case to
average Iowans that, given the recession and given the fact that we
just received $358 million for road projects, that we need to raise
the gas tax right now," he said.