Chip Baltimore Bails and Other Gas Tax Notes

Both the Iowa House and Senate passed a 10-cent increase in the gas tax yesterday in what will likely be this session’s largest legislative accomplishment (or failure, depending on your view). The vote breakdown in both chambers was fascinating, one of the few majorly controversial bills that doesn’t come down to a party-line vote. Democrats and Republicans split nearly in half, with endangered incumbents both voting for and against. Chip Baltimore, on the other hand, chose to skip out on the bill altogether, despite being present at the Capitol. The Republican representative from Boone did vote against the bill in […]