Feb 12, 2021
Child Care as a Key Workforce Issue
To aid in economic recovery by welcoming folks back into the workforce, affordable, available child care is a front-burner issue.
Dec 11, 2020
It will benefit us if we take one last look back on the ABI policy responses to the COVID-19 challenges of 2020, assess how the association reacted to them and look at how ABI is positioned to work on pro-business, pro-growth policy moving forward.
Apr 10, 2020
The ABI public policy staff will be seeking input from members as we interact with legislators and the executive branch. If your organization has input valuable to the response policymakers will be crafting, we want to hear from you.
Sep 14, 2018
Here's why it’s important that companies, trade associations and other business organizations make resources available to their employees, members or other stakeholders so they can participate and become educated before going to the polls.
Jul 14, 2017
At ABI, planning for the next legislative session begins as soon as the previous session has adjourned. ABI’s public policy team traveled throughout the state in May to meet with members and discuss the outcome of the 2017 legislative session and priorities for 2018.
Mar 10, 2017
The first legislative funnel was March 3, and several ABI priority issues moved forward. A funnel is a self-imposed legislative deadline established to minimize the number of bills pending and to help legislators direct their focus on a fewer number of bills. The second legislative funnel is March 31. In order for bills to pass the second funnel, they have to have been voted out of one chamber and out of a committee in the opposite chamber.
Here is a summary of some ABI priority issues that have moved forward. Read ABI’s weekly e-newsletter for the most up-to-date information on pending legislation.
Feb 10, 2017
It is important that legislators hear from Iowa business leaders and keep business issues front of mind as they weigh these pieces of legislation. Iowa Business Day on the Hill offers a perfect opportunity to communicate with your legislators at the Statehouse next month.
Nov 11, 2016
Tuesday marked the end of an exhausting election cycle for Americans. Now we get a welcome and well-deserved reprieve from the constant campaigning, but there’s still work to be done.
At the Iowa Association of Business and Industry (ABI), we’re preparing for the upcoming legislative session, which begins on Jan. 9.
Jul 8, 2016
At ABI, planning for the next legislative session begins as soon as the previous session has adjourned. ABI’s public policy team traveled throughout the state in May to meet with members and discuss the outcome of the 2016 legislative session and priorities for 2017.
Jun 9, 2016
When brothers Garrett and Ryan Burchett opened Mississippi River Distilling in 2010, they never imagined they would end up in the middle of a heated political battle, but that’s exactly where the Le Claire-based business and other distilleries have found themselves over the past three years.