A move to raise the speed limit on Iowa’s Interstate highways is stalled at the statehouse. The House Transportation Committee has delayed a vote on a bill which would set 70 as the speed limit on the Interstates. Committee chairman Jerry Welter of Monticello says he’s waiting for Senators to signal how the bill would fare in the Senate. He says if senators say they’re not interested, then they won’t bring it forward.Welter says he’s not sure the bill is a big priority for any legislator.Senate Transportation Committee chairman Dick Drake says he’s getting little voter input on the issue.Drake, who’s from Muscatine, says he’ll ask the 13 members of the Senate Transportation Committee if they would support raising the speed limit.Welter says moving the speed limit to 70 wouldn’t be that big of a deal.
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