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Gov. Reynolds calls for sales tax increase, other tax cuts

 Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (Courtesy of the Office of the Governor of Iowa)
Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds (Courtesy of the Office of the Governor of Iowa) (WOWT)
Published: Jan. 14, 2020 at 2:39 PM CST
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Iowa Gov Kim Reynolds is asking lawmakers to consider increasing the state sales tax by 1 cent to fund increased spending on water quality, the environment and mental health care programs.

To offset the tax increase she's proposing an income tax cut of 10% and a property tax cut. Reynolds made the proposals in her annual Condition of the State address delivered to lawmakers Tuesday.

Reynolds is again calling for a constitutional amendment to allow felons to vote upon completing their sentences and an amendment declaring there is no right to an abortion under the Iowa Constitution.

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