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Iowa's Lt. Governor talks gas tax in Siouxland

ONAWA, Iowa (KTIV) - As lawmakers debate the issues of the day, in Des Moines, Iowa's Lieutenant Governor hit the road to talk about their progress.

This afternoon, Kim Reynolds stopped in Monona County to address an industrial roundtable... talking about the potential legislation that would affect businesses, contractors, and farmers.
Money was a hot topic, including road user fees, and a gas tax.

Reynolds says not everyone can agree on the way to get more funding for the Iowa Department of Transportation.

But, she says, everyone can agree that more funding is needed.

 "I was encouraged about, because this is what we talk about a lot, the need to do a better job of educating the public, so that they understand the facts, where the roads are at, and really the need for this," Iowa Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds said.

However, some folks fear that the outcome of legislation getting more funds to the D-O-T, which may not favor smaller county engineer operations.

County officials say they're in favor of a gas tax, but don't necessarily think a gas tax will end up on the legislative drawing board this year.

"They are in favor of finding a revenue source. I don't think that she really put out that she's in favor of a gas tax, and I mean any way you fund it, it's going to be a burden on the traveling public at some point. So I'm not sure if it was the most optimistic," David Carney, Monona County Engineer.
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