The Future of the Penny Sales Tax

Apr 11, 2016

The penny sales tax that funds school infrastructure projects is set to expire in 2029.

On this edition of River to River, Iowa Public Radio Statehouse Correspondent Joyce Russell hosts a discussion on the history and the future of the penny sales tax. She's joined by the Superintendent of Des Moines Public Schools, Thomas Ahart, as well as Sen. Herman Quirmbach (D) and Rep. Matt Windschitl (R). 

Also on the show, reporters Bill Petroski of the Des Moines Register and Kay Henderson of Radio Iowa join to talk about ongoing budget negotiations and what is left to be decided on this session.