- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 21, 2015

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - The Iowa House has passed a $365.2 million transportation bill, one of several budget bills requiring floor votes before the end of the legislative session.

The Republican-controlled House voted 93-2 Tuesday in support of the budget, which would cover the fiscal years ending in 2016 and 2017. It now heads to the Democratic-led Senate.

The bill’s funding will go to the Iowa Department of Transportation, which oversees expenses for the state’s motor vehicle division and its highway division, among other things. Money for the department will come from two road funds that do not collect from the state’s general fund.

The budget bill approved Tuesday does not include new money from a law passed earlier this year that increased the state’s fuel tax by 10 cents.

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