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Sen. Anderson pushes for property tax break for veterans

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People in Sergeant Bluff, IA hear more about what's going on at the state capitol. People in Sergeant Bluff, IA hear more about what's going on at the state capitol.
SERGEANT BLUFF, Iowa (KTIV) -

Several communities in Northwest Iowa had the chance to talk with leaders from the state government this weekend.

Iowa State Senator Bill Anderson and State Representative Ron Jorgensen spoke with people in Le Mars, Sioux City, and Sergeant Bluff.

Some issues that came up were infrastructure, the gas tax, and education, but one area Anderson said he's most passionate about is helping veterans.

"With our disabled veterans, their property taxes can sometimes be too big of a burden, so I've introduced a piece of legislation that would reduce their property taxes by the amount of their disability. So, if they're 10-percent disabled, it would make a reduction of 10-percent to their property taxes," Anderson said.

Anderson said he's in the process of drafting this piece of legislation to make it to committee before the funnel deadline of February 18.

Many people who attended the forums said they appreciated the opportunity to hear from their lawmakers about what's going on at the state capital.

"We have a vested interest in a lot of the issues that are going to be presented, so I think it's good that they come in and take an active interest in our growing community," Sergeant Bluff Councilwoman Nicole Cleveland said.

Anderson and Jorgensen also spoke to citizens about the state budget.

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