CARD study examines Iowa water quality initiative

Drs. Dermot Hayes, Cathy Kling, and John Lawrence have authored a study examining Governor Brandstad’s $4.7 billion dollar water quality initiative. Brandstad’s plan calls for reallocating some funds from the SAVE sales tax over the next 32 years to address water quality issues related to farm run-off. The ISU sponsored study found that the initiative would generate $691 million in economic activity and create 1,150 full time jobs and 2,800 jobs overall. Watch the video here: http://bit.ly/1q78NRY. The full report can be read here: http://www.card.iastate.edu/products/publications/synopsis/?p=1245.

(Released April 2016)