Iowa’s Secretary of State is campaigning to get voters to take part in nextTuesday’s vote on two amendments to the state constitution. Chet Culver sayshe’s trying to carry out the duties of his office.One amendment limits state legislators’ ability to raise taxes by requiringa 60 percent vote to pass a tax increase. The other restricts legislators’ability to spend taxes by restricting the state budget to 99 percent of taxrevenue — and setting accounting standards. Culver says the election willcost about one-and-a-half million dollars.Culver has stops planned today in: Maquoketa, Clinton, Muscatine, DeWitt,West Branch, Fort Madison, Keokuk & Burlington. Thursday, Culver visitedAmes, Marshalltown, Vinton, Manchester and Dubuque.
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