FB members push for road funding, other key issues

Some 200 Farm Bureau leaders fanned out around the Iowa Capitol’s rotunda last week to stress to lawmakers the need for increased investment in the state’s deteriorating transportation infrastructure and importance of increasing the fuel tax as the fairest and most equitable funding source for the needed repairs.

"We really have to be here to have our voices heard on funding road and bridge repairs and let people here know that it just can’t wait," Kyle Brinkman, a Pocahontas County Farm Bureau member, said during the visit to the Statehouse in Des Moines. "I think it’s really important that the increased funding will be constitutionally protected in the Road Use Tax Fund and we know exactly where it will be used."


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