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Editorial: Get behind the gas-tax hike

Earlier this week, The Daily Iowan reported, "Iowa lawmakers have set their sights on raising the state's gas tax, as state's infrastructure continues to erode and a deadline nears." As of Thursday, a House subcommittee consisting of five representatives voted unanimously in support of the bill.


Clegg: Smile, we're recording

Given the civil unrest sparked by events in New York City and Ferguson last July and August, it should come as no surprise that lawmakers in Des Moines are currently drafting a bill that would require all uniformed police officers to don the much discussed and debated body cameras.


Brown: Danger in Canadian bill

The Canadian government is planning on introducing a new bill that would drastically expand the power of law enforcement and federal government to prevent acts classified as terrorism. The bill titled Bill C-51 will encroach on the civil rights of the Canadian people under the pretense of protection from the ambiguous plague of terror.


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