Des Moines Register: Vote yes on conservation


-photo by Alfred Borchard

Check out the Des Moines Register’s editorial on the Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy Amendment.

Voting is done alone in a booth. It’s personal. Ideally, when you mark boxes on a ballot, you should be expressing your priorities, values and ideas – about the kind of government you want and the kind of world you want to live in.

One value Iowans should vote to support on Nov. 2: a cleaner, better future for the outdoors in this state.

On general election ballots, voters will see a question about Iowa’s Water and Land Legacy Amendment. Approval by a simple majority means amending the constitution to establish a trust fund dedicated to conservation and recreation. The vote will not raise taxes. But it will ensure a small portion of any future sales tax increase is dedicated to conservation and recreation….

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