gas tax http://iowapublicradio.org en Lawmakers Hold Out Hope for Texting Bill and Gas Tax http://iowapublicradio.org/post/lawmakers-hold-out-hope-texting-bill-and-gas-tax <p>The Chairs of the Iowa Senate and House Transportation Committees say they're still hopeful two key proposals can win approval in the final days of the legislative session.&nbsp; A bill approved by the Iowa Senate would've made texting while driving a primary offense.&nbsp; In other words, an officer could stop and ticket a driver for texting while driving, without the driver committing another moving violation.&nbsp; That bill failed to win approval before a funnel deadline in the House, but Senator Tod Bowman, a Maquoketa Democrat, says the bill will likely come up again in future session Mon, 14 Apr 2014 20:21:38 +0000 Clay Masters & Katherine Perkins 39116 at http://iowapublicradio.org Lawmakers Hold Out Hope for Texting Bill and Gas Tax Juvenile Home's Future Unsure, The Likelihood of a Gas Tax Hike http://iowapublicradio.org/post/juvenile-homes-future-unsure-likelihood-gas-tax-hike <p></p><p>Governor Terry Branstad&nbsp;ordered the closure of the Iowa Juvenile Home in Toledo last month. It was after an investigation uncovered some girls were held in isolation cells. Last week Senate Democrats unveiled a bill to reopen the home under a new program. IPR's Clay Masters talks with Statehouse Correspondent about the juvenile home as well as the likelihood of lawmakers raising&nbsp;the state's &nbsp;gas tax.</p> Mon, 03 Feb 2014 13:43:46 +0000 Clay Masters & Joyce Russell 35711 at http://iowapublicradio.org Juvenile Home's Future Unsure, The Likelihood of a Gas Tax Hike Legislative Day: Iowa's Gas Tax http://iowapublicradio.org/post/legislative-day-iowas-gas-tax <p>Crumbling roads and bridges are fueling renewed debate over raising the gas tax in Iowa.&nbsp; That’s despite polling that shows a majority of Iowans do not support an increase. &nbsp;Hear the pros and cons and why some who would pay the most are the ones pushing for the increase.</p><p></p> Mon, 29 Apr 2013 19:13:49 +0000 Clay Masters 19961 at http://iowapublicradio.org Legislative Day: Iowa's Gas Tax