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