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Group may ask for increase in state gas tax

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DES MOINES (KWWL) -- Highway construction advocates say they will likely press the Iowa legislature to raise the state's gasoline tax after more than two decades without an increase.

Officials with the Associated General Contractors of Iowa, say they will probably will seek an increase in the gas tax which was last raised in 1989.

Iowa's gasoline tax now averages 20 cents per gallon, with tax breaks factored in for ethanol-blended fuels.

The group won't make a final decision until after the November elections.

 

Online Reporter: John Wilmer

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