Natural Resources & Outdoor Recreation Trust Fund
In 2010 Iowans approved a constitutional amendment to provide a trust fund for keeping natural resources and outdoor recreation funds safe from being used for other purposes. It was proposed that the first 3/8ths of the next one percent increase in sales tax would be used to fund this trust fund. The measure received 69 percent approved, but it asked for no new tax money. Increasing the sales tax has languished ever since. When it happens the sales tax will probably be increased by a full one percent. The question is how to spend the additional 5/8ths of an additional cent in sales tax.