Jul 19, 2018
Empower Rural Iowa Initiative – ABI Member Participation Opportunity
ABI members can apply to serve on one of the task forces.
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.
Jul 12, 2018
Iowa Workforce Development has started to gather stakeholder input on addressing the issue of seasonal employment, temporary layoffs and how unemployment for temporary layoffs, as currently defined, affects the unemployment trust fund and tax tables.
Jul 5, 2018
Join ABI and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce tomorrow afternoon in Iowa City as Sen. Chuck Grassley receives the Spirit of Enterprise Award for his support of pro-growth legislation during the first session of the 115th Congress.
Jun 28, 2018
The United States Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision on June 21, overturned the Quill Corp. vs. North Dakota case, which prohibited states from charging sales tax unless the business had a physical presence in the state.
Jun 28, 2018
ABI is one of more than 100 organizations that have signed a letter encouraging Administrator Neomi Rao of the Office of Management & Budget to implement good government practices when it comes to the issuance of new regulations and the rescission of old ones.
Jun 21, 2018
The U.S. Small Business Administration will host several roundtables across Iowa next month with the purpose of receiving feedback from individuals whose small businesses are affected by federal regulatory issues.
Jun 21, 2018
The Iowa Supreme Court ruling on a former Iowa Workforce Development judge’s wrongful termination suit against the Department of Iowa Workforce Development and its former Director Theresa Walhert could have a broad impact on Iowa employers.
Mar 16, 2018
The Legislature just completed its 10th week, and several key bills ABI supports have “survived” the second funnel of the 2018 legislative session. Several anti-business bills were considered throughout the session, and many of those are now "dead" because of the deadline.
Feb 8, 2018
The tax reform bill that passed in December has received much coverage in the news for the savings businesses and individuals will see in 2019. However, there were other provisions that may not be as well known.
Feb 1, 2018
The House Environmental Protection committee on Monday heard presentations by the Department of Natural Resources and Metro Waste Authority. The presentations were about the most recent Iowa Waste Characterization Study, an update on the bottle bill recovery rate and recycling in general.