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Rep. Kaufmann Promises Consolidation Opposition

Publication Date: 2007-12-12
  • Author:Stuart Clark
  • Publication:Tipton Conservative, IA

State Representative Jeff Kaufmann as-sured Tipton city council members last week that any "top down" efforts made by larger Iowa communities to force county consolidation will continue to meet with his strong opposition...

Kaufmann focused on 3 topics-consolidation, property taxes and smoking bans...

On the issue of smoking, Kaufmann said he could not see a statewide ban on pub-lic smoking, but could see legislation to allow city and counties to look at total bans. Current discussion would allow ex-emptions for casinos and bars.