FLOOD PREVENTION: Funding Plan Approved

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Iowa lawmakers have signed off on a plan to help cities pay for flood prevention improvements.

The bill would allow cities to keep year-to-year increases in sales tax revenue.

Cities would then have to use the money for flood prevention such as rebuilding levees and improving storm sewer systems. Individual projects would be capped at $15 million.

Both the Iowa House and Senate have already approved the measure. Now the bill is headed to Gov. Terry Branstad.