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Sodders voted to invest in future

October 30, 2012
Elaine Ballhagen, Marshalltown , Times-Republican

It is both misleading and inaccurate to state that Sen. Steve Sodders' vote for Iowa's I-JOBS infrastructure program was a tax hike or tax burden on Iowans. The I-JOBS program is funded through gambling revenues. If you look on the website, you will see that the program Rebuild Iowa Infrastructure Fund, RIIF, is the funding that supports programs including I-JOBS.

Marshalltown's own Iowa Veterans Home's recent construction projects are funded by the I-JOBS program as well as road and bridge improvements throughout the state and counties of Iowa. The list of projects is extensive. Take a look at We should be proud of our legislators and Steve for voting to invest in the future of Iowa and Marshall County.



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