Iowa gubernatorial candidate Jack Hatch wants to raise gas tax

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Posted: Friday, November 15, 2013 12:00 am

DES MOINES (AP) — Democratic candidate for governor Jack Hatch says he wants to raise Iowa's fuel tax to pay for road improvements in the state.

In a policy plan released Thursday, the Des Moines lawmaker said he would raise the tax — now 22 cents per gallon for gasoline, including fees — by 2 cents a year for five years. That money would go to fixing deteriorating bridges and roads. Hatch also wants to direct some surplus budget dollars to infrastructure projects.

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