Gene Fraise http://tspr.org en New SE Iowa Senator Preparing for Session http://tspr.org/post/new-se-iowa-senator-preparing-session <p>Southeast Iowa’s newest state lawmaker says he is still getting used to the state capitol.</p><p> Mon, 07 Jan 2013 23:28:10 +0000 Jason Parrott 26901 at http://tspr.org New SE Iowa Senator Preparing for Session Larry Kruse – Iowa Senate 42 http://tspr.org/post/larry-kruse-iowa-senate-42 <p>Larry Kruse (R-Houghton) says he is running for a seat in the Iowa Senate to help improve the state’s business climate.</p><p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 06:01:07 +0000 Jason Parrott 23929 at http://tspr.org Larry Kruse – Iowa Senate 42 Lawmakers could increase Iowa’s fuel tax. http://tspr.org/post/lawmakers-could-increase-iowa%E2%80%99s-fuel-tax <p>Two Southeast Iowa lawmakers believe the state&rsquo;s fuel tax will eventually increase.</p><p>State Senator Gene Fraise (D-Lee County) and State Representative Jerry Kearns (D-Keokuk) do not foresee an increase during an election year.</p><p>The two recently spoke to members of the Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce during a legislative luncheon.</p><p>Fraise says a proposal gaining support in Des Moines would increase the fuel tax by four cents/year for two years.</p><p>It would take effect next year.</p> Mon, 16 Jan 2012 06:11:26 +0000 Jason Parrott 577 at http://tspr.org Lawmakers could increase Iowa’s fuel tax.