Gas Tax

Seeking More Revenue
6:10 pm
Thu November 6, 2014

Galesburg Begins Budget Process

Galesburg city leaders discuss an FY15 budget that will need more income to cover projected shortfalls.
Credit T.J. Carson

Galesburg is considering whether to implement new and increased fees to make up for a projected budget shortfall.

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Sidewalks, Inspections, Gas Tax, Gates
8:07 pm
Thu February 27, 2014

Around the Region

A quick look at news from around the tri-state region.

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Highest Response of Any Chamber Survey
8:11 pm
Wed October 2, 2013

Galesburg Chamber Survey Negative on Gas Tax Hike

The Galesburg Chambers survey of sentiment on a possible gas tax increase came back mostly negative.
Credit Rich Egger

The Galesburg City Council brought up the idea of increasing the gas tax in a work session.
That spurred the Galesburg chamber of Commerce to send out an email survey to gauge support for the measure.

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Chamber issuing email survey
3:45 pm
Thu September 26, 2013

Possible Gas Tax Hike in Galesburg

A possible gas tax increase could finance a multiple million dollar bond to pay for road repair.

Galesburg may hike its gasoline tax to pay for road and infrastructure repairs. The Galesburg Chamber of Commerce is reaching out to see what the public thinks with an email survey.

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Iowa Fuel Tax Hike
12:11 am
Mon January 16, 2012

Lawmakers could increase Iowa’s fuel tax.

Two Southeast Iowa lawmakers believe the state’s fuel tax will eventually increase.

State Senator Gene Fraise (D-Lee County) and State Representative Jerry Kearns (D-Keokuk) do not foresee an increase during an election year.

The two recently spoke to members of the Keokuk Area Chamber of Commerce during a legislative luncheon.

Fraise says a proposal gaining support in Des Moines would increase the fuel tax by four cents/year for two years.

It would take effect next year.

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