Governor Tom Vilsack now says his way isn’t the only way to boost funding for the state’s schools. Vilsack has proposed expanding the state sales tax to more services in order to find more tax revenue to send to schools. Vilsack says he’s “willing to work with legislators” and if “they’ve got a better idea,” Vilsack says he’s open to it. Vilsack says it’s still fairly early in the 2004 legislative session. Vilsack says he’s sure he and lawmakers will reach consensus by spring. Vilsack’s tax ideas were revealed two weeks ago, and were met with resistance from republicans and even democrats in his own party.Vilsack says he doesn’t know whether he can win over any legislator, but he says engaged parents, school administrators, teachers and business leaders can and Vilsack says he believes they will.
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