Governor Kim Reynolds has announced her priorities for the coming legislative session, one of which would change several aspects of the current state tax code. Reynolds says she is in favor of an increase in the state sales tax to fund natural resources, water quality, and mental health, in exchange for deeper income rate reductions than previously passed in 2018. State Senator Ken Rozenboom is the chair of Natural Resources and Environment in the Senate, and anticipates at least some bills related to the state sales tax will reach his desk. In 2010, Iowa voters authorized a 3/8th state tax increase for natural resource protection and environmental stewardship. As part of the Condition of the State Address Tuesday, Governor Reynolds also highlighted other key priorities in the current legislative session. Stay tuned to 92.1 KRLS for the latest from the Iowa Statehouse.
Read the full Condition of the State Address from Governor Reynolds: https://governor.iowa.gov/press-release/gov-reynolds-delivers-condition-of-the-state