Governor and Lieutenant Governor Reflect on 2018 Legislature; Remarks from Leadership

May 10, 2018

The 2018 legislative session adjourned last Saturday following a week of several late-night debates where the Legislature hammered out the remaining budget bills and approved a tax reform bill. ABI sent out a sine die newsletter shortly after adjournment. You can read the newsletter here. It was another successful session for the business community as many pro-jobs bills passed and were signed into law. Gov. Reynolds praised the Legislature for passing several of the initiatives she laid out in her Condition of the State address in January, which included tax reform, Future Ready Iowa, water quality legislation, a mental health bill, legislation to combat the opioid crisis and healthcare reform for Iowans. You can read remarks from the Governor and Lieutenant Governor here.

Leaders from both parties in both chambers provided closing remarks at the end of the session on Saturday. These speeches often reflect on the successes of the session or the challenges that are yet to come. Below, you can read each of the speeches given by the leadership of both parties: