Promote Important Issues at Iowa Business Day on the Hill

March 8, 2019 | Building bosses Nicole Crain, Senior Vice President, Public Policy, ABI,

Today marks the first funnel of the legislative session. A funnel is a self-imposed deadline where a bill must be out of one policy committee in a chamber to stay “alive” for the remainder of the session. There are exceptions to the rule, including tax and budget issues. In addition to ABI’s priorities advancing, many anti-jobs proposals advanced, and Iowa legislators need to hear from business leaders as they weigh these pieces of legislation.

Iowa Business Day on the Hill offers a perfect opportunity to communicate with your legislators as to the impact the legislation will have on your business and employees at the Statehouse next week.

Once again this year, ABI is partnering with other business organizations, including the National Federation of Independent Business of Iowa (NFIB), the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) and the Iowa Chamber Alliance, to host this event to provide both business leaders and lawmakers with even greater awareness of the issues affecting Iowa businesses.

Those who attended last year’s event heard from legislative leaders about significant tax legislation that was being debated. Attendees also had the opportunity to advocate to their legislators about the need for a skilled workforce, which ultimately resulted in Future Ready Iowa legislation passing the Iowa House and Senate and being signed by Gov. Reynolds.

In addition to advocating for policies that promote more jobs and economic growth in Iowa, the day is an opportunity to celebrate and share the important role Iowa businesses play in their communities and the state.

On Wednesday, March 13, participants will receive an update on activity at the Legislature before heading to the Capitol to meet with lawmakers.

Legislators need to hear firsthand from employers and employees in their districts about how decisions being made at the Statehouse are affecting everyday Iowans. Join us March 13 to help educate Iowa’s elected officials on the issues important to Iowa businesses.

What: Iowa Business Day on the Hill
When: March 13, 2019
Where: ABI Office, 400 E. Court Ave., Des Moines