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Davis Brown Government Relations Report

The Davis Brown Government Relations Report provides updates on Iowa's legislative news.

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A Wild Ride - Reviewing the 2017 Iowa Legislative Session for Employers - May 16, 2017

Like on The Monster at Adventureland, the 2017 legislative session was a thrill ride full of ups and downs for Iowa employers. Starting with the signing of the collective bargaining bill in February and continuing to last week's signing of the Fireworks bill, employers across the state have watched with amazement at the quick pace of this year's session and the sheer number of changes. Below is our list of the top 10 changes employers should be aware of. Read More »

 

Digital Assets Bill Signed by Governor Branstad - May 12, 2017

Governor Branstad signed Senate File 333, the Iowa Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, on April 20. Read More »

 

Employer Update: American Health Care Act - May 11, 2017

Last week, Republicans got one step closer to repealing portions of the Affordable Care Act ("ACA") when the House of Representatives passed the American Health Care Act ("AHCA"). Due to procedural issues and division within their own party, the American Health Care Act faces significant challenges in the Senate. Its provisions do shed light on the Republican strategy and types of reforms we may expect to see in any final legislation. Read More »

 

Top 10 Considerations for Iowa Employers Post Election - December 9, 2016

There has already been a great deal written about the outcome of the 2016 election. Polls, long considered lagging indicators, were not indicators at all. As the dust settles and the recounts conclude, personal, professional and political calculations are being made in an attempt to develop situational awareness in anticipation of a Trump Administration. Read More »

 

Post-Election Review - November 10, 2016

The outcome and the scope of this election caught pollsters, pundits, experts and the American public by surprise. Below is an election results overview, an in-depth election briefing, including all Iowa results, is also available. Read More »

 

Government Relations Report: Election Day Briefing - November 8, 2016

As of Monday morning, polls are showing a slight lead for Secretary Clinton nationally and a three to seven point lead for Mr. Trump in Iowa. And, if the projections are accurate, Secretary Clinton would win with around 300 electoral votes (the threshold for victory is 270). Read More »

 

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