Branstad: Increased Gas Tax Unlikely, Need New Way to Raise Road Construction Funds

Don’t expect to see a gas tax increase in Iowa next year. While Iowa’s roads and bridges are in desperate need of repair, Gov. Terry Branstad does not see the sense in raising a tax which he said lacks public support. “It’s very unpopular,” he said in an interview with IowaWatch on Tuesday, “and frankly the Legislature couldn’t get the votes before they adjourned.”