The Des Moines Register: No water quality money in Iowa House sales tax revisionsPosted Feb 05, 2016
The Iowa House is considering three bills to extend a statewide sales tax for school construction projects, but none is tied to Gov. Terry Branstad’s plan to scoop a portion of future revenue for water quality projects.
A House subcommittee on Tuesday advanced House Study Bills 551 and 549, both of which would extend the 1-cent school infrastructure sales tax by 20 years from 2030 to 2050.
Rep. Ron Jorgensen, R-Sioux City, chairman of the House Education... Read More »
The Dunn County News: Plan in place to clean Red Cedar River BasinPosted Jan 29, 2016
The Dunn County Board of Supervisors heard an update on the Red Cedar River Basin and efforts to clean the phosphorous from the area when they met last week.
UW-Extension natural resource educator Dan Zerr presented the Red Cedar Water Quality Partnership plan to decrease the amount of phosphorous in the Red Cedar Basin by 40 percent over the next 10 years. The long-term goal would be to decrease the phosphorous level by 65 percent, but Zerr said that isn’t possible in the allotted... Read More »
KIOW: Northey Releases the Iowa Water Quality Initiative 2016 Legislative ReportPosted Jan 29, 2016
Iowa Secretary of Agriculture Bill Northey highlighted the Iowa Water Quality Initiative 2016 Legislative Report during his presentation to the Agriculture and Natural Resources Appropriations Subcommittee.
“We continue to see engagement and investment in water quality efforts and it is exciting to see the progress that is being made. Thanks to the support we have received from the Governor and Legislature the Iowa Water Quality Initiative continues to expand and work with... Read More »
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