Gas Tax

Transportation for Illinois Coalition

Illinois legislators usually get nothing but grief when they raise taxes, but this summer a group is touring the state to say "thanks" for raising the gas tax. Wednesday the Transportation for Illinois Coalition visited the Quad Cities to recognize two members of the General Assembly who voted "yes."

Michelle O'Neill / WVIK News

  The Davenport City Council will have about 10 percent more money to spend next year on street repairs. This week, aldermen told staff how they would like use the 1.6 million dollars it's estimated to receive from Iowa's new, ten-cents-a-gallon road tax increase.

River Cities Reader

Is raising the gas tax really a good long-term solution for crumbling roads ?

WVIK Staff

Governor Terry Branstad thinks he and the Iowa legislature may be able to come up with a way to pay for road, bridge, and other infrastructure projects across the state.