Paulsen Reacts to Governor’s Gas Tax Statement

House Republican Leader Kraig Paulsen (R-Hiawatha) issued a statement reacting to Governor Chet Culver saying he will veto a gas tax increase:

“I’m pleased that the governor came out today and said he’s ready to start vetoing tax increases. As the governor says, there could not be a worse time to raise taxes on hardworking Iowans than during this time of economic downturn. This is why I would urge the governor to also publicly take removing Iowa’s federal deductibility off the table as well. Repealing federal deductibility would result in another significant tax increase on the backs of Iowans.”