With just 23 calendar days — which means closer to 18 actual legislative work days, since lawmakers rarely work on Fridays — remaining until lawmakers’ expense reimbursements run out, the push to adjournment begins in earnest next week.
Articles Tagged: ethanol
In Iowa, the average gas price Thursday was $3.924, but topped $4 in many rural areas according to AAA. However, Iowa lawmakers say they’ve heard little talk of suspending state motor fuel taxes -- 30 cents a gallon state tax on gas and ethanol, and 32.5 on diesel fuel.
Requiring fuel retailers to sell ethanol-blended products will not only spur demand for Iowa corn-based ethanol and produce savings for motorists, but promote its use beyond the state’s borders, backers said during debate in the Iowa House.
Navigator, a Texas-based company, is proposing a 1,300-mile pipeline that would pass through 36 Iowa counties, including Linn, Benton, Cedar, Delaware and Iowa, capturing carbon dioxide at ethanol and fertilizer plants and transporting the liquid form of the gas to a sequestration site in western Illinois.
Her biofuels bargain underscores the political strategy embedded in the negotiations over massive new federal spending. While Democrats have set out to pass ambitious bills with historic expansions of the social safety net and their long-sought new programs, that's not how many politically vulnerable Democrats such as Axne are selling them at home
Tom Barton - Quad-City Times
Government & Politics Jun. 16, 2021 3:00 pm538d ago
Iowa Republican U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley said he will vote against President Joe Biden’s pick to be an assistant administrator of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over recent actions by the Biden administration related to clean water rules and biofuels.