Apr 9, 2021
Budget Bills Begin to Move as Legislature Eyes Adjournment
The Iowa House and Senate advanced a number of budget bills through the legislative process this week.
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.
Apr 1, 2021
This is the point during the legislative session when most bills that are not Appropriations or Ways and Means legislation must have passed through one chamber and then a full committee from the other chamber in order to be considered “alive” for the remainder of the legislative session.
Mar 4, 2021
The White House has revoked Proclamation 10014, which was first imposed in April 2020 to suspend the “entry of immigrants who prevent a risk to the United States labor market” following the COVID-19 outbreak.
Jan 28, 2021
The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is holding a stakeholder meeting on Zoom to discuss several proposed changes to the Iowa Administrative Code regarding separation distances, wastewater, general permits, sludge, private sewage disposal systems and operator certification.
Jan 14, 2021
Both Republicans and Democrats have nominated their respective candidates to fill the seat left vacant by former State Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Ottumwa) after she was provisionally seated in Congress last week.
Jan 7, 2021
The 89th Iowa General Assembly will convene next week as lawmakers from across the state will gather in Des Moines to develop policy and set the budget for the coming fiscal year.
Jan 7, 2021
Congresswoman Miller-Meeks was provisionally seated alongside the rest of her colleagues as Democrat Rita Hart continues to contest the certified election results of the 2nd Congressional District race before the U.S. House Committee on Administration.