State leaders will meet again Wednesday to try to come up with some way to ease high gas prices. A coalition of groups which build and maintain the state’s roads is lobbying hard to keep the solution from being a suspension in the state gas tax. “Iowa Good Roads Association” executive director David Scott says other states have suspended their taxes, but they’re not in the same situation as Iowa.He says the other states have suspended sales taxes, not taxes that go directly to fund roads. In a meeting last week, state officials said suspending the 20-cent state gas tax won’t guarantee the money would get back to consumers. They’ve talked about a rebate as an alternative. Scott says that plan also poses problems with where to find the funding.Scott says any suspension wouldn’t make much of an impact anyway.Scott says the suspension would save the average motorist three dollars a week. The Iowa Good Roads Association represents 22 groups that build or maintain roads in Iowa.
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