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Branstad supports gas tax increase, wants to see finalized bill from lawmakers

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DES MOINES, Iowa (KTIV) -

Iowa's governor says he would support a gas tax increase in the state if it meant helping out the state's aging infrastructure.

Governor Terry Branstad did not go into specific numbers. The House and Senate are both looking at bills that would increase the tax by 10-cents. Both are in full committee.

Branstad says he wants to wait to see an approved measure before committing to it. "I do support providing additional funding for the road use tax fund," said Gov. Terry Branstad, (R) Iowa. "And, we've been working in conjunction with the House and Senate to get this done. I'm optimistic that can be done. I'm not going to predict what the exact language of the bill would be because I do expect some amending through this process."

Branstad and lawmakers have been vocal about raising money to help fix Iowa's bridges and roads. Many of them are in need of repair. Iowa hasn't raised its gas tax since 1989.

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