Governor Branstad’s proposal to pay for millions of dollars in water quality improvements now has some competition in the Iowa House and it’s coming from the governor’s fellow Republicans.
Branstad wants to extend a penny sales tax for schools that is set to expire.
The tax currently goes into a special fund for school infrastructure.
Under Branstad’s plan, some of the growth in the fund would be used to clean up Iowa’s waterways.
House Education Committee Chair, Republican Ron Jorgensen, says he needs more information on the governor’s proposal.