Gene Fraise

New SE Iowa Senator Preparing for Session

Jan 7, 2013

Southeast Iowa’s newest state lawmaker says he is still getting used to the state capitol.

Larry Kruse – Iowa Senate 42

Nov 5, 2012

Larry Kruse (R-Houghton) says he is running for a seat in the Iowa Senate to help improve the state’s business climate.

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.