Mar 23, 2017
Legislators consider tax credit caps
Rep. Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) introduced legislation last week that would limit the amount of tax credits available to individuals and corporations.
The Legislative News is updated regularly by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry’s (ABI) public policy team with information about the latest activity in the Iowa Legislature, administratively and at the federal level.
Mar 16, 2017
In light of the Revenue Estimating Conference’s (REC) projections on the budget, Rep Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, filed HSB 187, which would limit and gradually reduce the amount of tax credits, affecting many business incentives.
Mar 9, 2017
It’s been a busy week at at the Statehouse. Both chambers have worked late into the evenings and work has not yet wrapped up for the week. The ABI public policy team is tracking more than 400 bills at this point in the session. Here are just some of the bills that moved this week.
Mar 2, 2017
The first legislative funnel is tomorrow, Friday, March 3. That means that bills must have moved from one committee in one chamber to receive further consideration this session. Bills taken up by Ways and Means and Appropriations committees are exempt from the funnel.
Feb 9, 2017
New survey results from BIPAC, ABI’s national partner on get out the vote efforts, found that more than four out of five employees - 83 percent - surveyed found information provided by their employers helpful in deciding how to vote in the 2016 Election. T
Feb 2, 2017
There are many important pieces of legislation pending at the Legislature that will affect you and your business. One way to stay involved is to attend a weekend forum and meet with your elected officials to tell them how you feel about specific pieces of legislation.
Jan 12, 2017
Sen. Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) was sworn in as the new president of the Iowa Senate replacing Sen. Pam Jochum (D-Dubuque). Whitver’s opening speech highlighted the optimism for the future of the state of Iowa and the idea of all senators thinking big and bold.