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