Drug Dealers and Undocumented Immigrants Could Raise Money for Law Enforcement
DES MOINES, Iowa -- Money has been tight this year following big corporate tax cuts and sagging agricultural sales, so Iowa lawmakers are looking at a new idea to raise money for law enforcement: collecting a fee on wire transfers from drug deals and undocumented immigrants. For legal residents and those who use wire transfers for property or other lawful transactions, the fee would be returned through a tax credit the following year, according to the bill's sponsor, Representative Chip Baltimore, a Boone Republican. But the fee from other transactions would be directed to the Department of Public Safety that could be used to hire additional agents.