1/19/15 Worthan Favors Gas Tax Hike

This may be the year the gas tax is raised by the Iowa Legislature. Representative Gary Worthan, speaking at a legislative coffee in Storm Lake Saturday morning, favors an increase… noting the state falls 215-to-225 million dollars behind on road maintenance each year.
Worthan says it’s the legislature’s job to work out an agreement… but he feels if it’s not done by the second week in February, it won’t happen this year.
Worthan says a ten-cent increase in the gas tax would raise from 210 to 220-million dollars a year.