Category Legislative (3)

2022 Iowa Legislative Session - Week 3 Summary

Activity ramped up this week with over 120 subcommittee meetings at the Capitol. Although it seems like there are a lot of bills introduced so far this session, the 2022 session is down by about 400 bills in comparison to past sessions. Senate Republicans introduced the Senate’s version of a comprehensive tax reform proposal, SSB 3074.  Over a... Read More

2022 Iowa Legislative Session - Week 2 Summary

With the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday on Monday, this was a short week for lawmakers. On Tuesday, House Resources Chairperson Representative Ann Meyer announced her focus for the 2022 session will continue to be on expansion of mental health care in Iowa.   Meyer has introduced bills to fund additional psychiatric residencies in Iowa, allocate... Read More

2022 Iowa Legislative Session - Week 1 Summary

Iowa lawmakers returned to Des Moines this week to convene the second legislative session of the 89th General Assembly. As Republicans enter the sixth year of a ‘GOP trifecta’ they will continue to drive the state’s policy agenda for the 2022 session. On Monday, leaders from both parties in the Senate and House welcomed members back to the Capitol... Read More

Government Relations Update - 01-10-2022

Iowa legislators reconvened today in Des Moines to kick off the 2022 legislative session. Traditionally, the first week of session is largely ceremonial highlighted by the Governor’s Condition of the State address. Governor Reynolds’ address is scheduled for 6:00 PM on Tuesday, January 11th. It can be viewed on Iowa PBS’ website (LINK) or streamed... Read More

Government Relations Update - 12-14-21

December 13, 2021 REC SUMMARY The Revenue Estimating Conference (REC), comprised of a three-member panel (Kraig Paulsen, Department of Management; Holly Lyons, Legislative Fiscal Agency; and David Underwood, Public Member) met yesterday (12/13/21) to estimate future state revenues. The REC approved the Legislative Service Agency’s (LSA) FY22... Read More

Governor Reynolds Extends Emergency Proclamation

  On Thursday, June 25th, Governor Reynolds extended Iowa’s Emergency Proclamation. The Proclamation enacts certain requirements, restrictions, and/or relief in the following areas due to COVID-19 concerns: Protection of Vulnerable Iowans Reopening of Businesses and Establishments Mass Gatherings Nonessential or Elective Surgeries and Procedures... Read More