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Fuels and Elections

John Pemble / IPR
The Capitol is visible between flags flying above a monument honoring Iowans who served in the Vietnam War.

The House and Senate have companion bills with identical language about election laws and changing fuel options for consumers. A bill about fuel would require gas stations to greatly expand renewable fuel pumps for gasoline and diesel. Opponents of the bill mostly say they aren’t against biofuels but implementing the quantity of these pumps especially in rural areas isn’t feasible. A 58-section bill changing election laws and penalties fast tracks through Senate and House committees. It would reduce the number of early voting days, prohibit county auditors from sending absentee ballot request forms, and increase penalties substantially for violating these measures.

John Pemble is a reporter for IPR