DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rail advocates still hope for a passenger train resurgence that would link Chicago to Iowa City, Des Moines and Omaha, but questions about the need for government subsidies continue to bog down efforts.
Supporters of enhanced passenger service spoke out last week at the Iowa Statehouse. They argued for plans to make the infrastructure improvements needed to start passenger service between Chicago and Iowa City, with hopes of later extending trains to Des Moines and Omaha.
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Dave Heineman has asked the Legislature's tax-policy committee to kill both of his tax-reform proposals so lawmakers can start a new, inclusive discussion over Nebraska's tax climate.