Iowa Water and Land Legacy fund approved

BY DI STAFF | NOVEMBER 03, 2010 7:30 AM

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The Iowa Water and Land Legacy amendment passed Tuesday with a vote of 76 percent in favor of the amendment and 24 opposed.

The constitutional amendment will create a trust fund by putting money toward outreach to prevent environmental damage.

Though the vote will establish the fund, no money will go into it unless Legislature raises the sales tax. If taxes are raised, the first three-eights of the tax will go toward the fund.

In an earlier Daily Iowan article about the amendment, Mike Moran, Iowa City’s director of Parks and Recreation, said it is just preparation for the future, as a sales tax hike cannot be predicted.

— by Emily Busse

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