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STATE MAPS: Lawmakers Propose Funding Cut

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The use of technology is helping Iowa lawmakers save some money.

With more travelers using GPS devices and smartphones to navigate their way around the state, lawmakers in the Iowa House have decided to cut money from the transportation budget that provides printed road maps.

The measure is expected to save the state about $240,000.

The Iowa Department of Transportation printed about 1.4 million maps this year, many of which are distributed at rest stops across the state.

The cut in funding would not eliminate the printing of the maps, it would just cut the number.

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