Iowa Poll: 67 percent want to raise the sales tax for water, mental health

Brianne Pfannenstiel, Published 7:00 p.m. CT Feb. 11, 2018

Updated 8:33 p.m. CT Feb. 11, 2018

In the latest Iowa Poll, Iowans weigh in on how fair their taxes are, and where those tax dollars should be going. Michael Zamora/The Register

Two-thirds of Iowans say they support raising the state sales tax by 1 cent to help pay for a combination of water quality and mental health initiatives, a new Des Moines Register/Mediacom Iowa Poll finds.

Sixty-seven percent of Iowans say they would favor raising the sales tax, and 29 percent say they oppose it. Four percent are unsure.

Poll respondent Christy Shipley, a 53-year-old Clarence resident and political independent, said she believes the state has enough money to properly fund the programs already, but lawmakers don’t spend it wisely.

Read the full article at the Des Moines Register.

By | 2019-11-26T20:58:15+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Financial, Health|