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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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Dollars and Absentee Ballots - November 2, 2018

With less than one week until the election, leaders are making their final bets and candidates are giving it all they have left in their tank. Campaigns are in the final push to mobilize voters and everyone is hoping for maximum turnout of their voters on election day. Our last two blog posts focused on data points that provide indications of election outcomes. Today, we track two more metrics of vital importance to campaigns: Money & Turnout Read More »


Do Media Buys and Registration Numbers Tell the Tale of the Election? - October 26, 2018

In an election year, and particularly in the final stretch before Election Day, prognostications about outcomes take over your Twitter feed and pour in from every news outlet and pundit blog. These predictions are based on a variety of data, polling, historical trends, as well as instinct. Read More »


Early Voting Has Begun - October 10, 2018

Since election season has officially begun, the Davis Brown Government Relations team will be regularly providing election updates. This update is intended to provide you with insight into the most recent voter registration totals and information about casting your ballot. Read More »


Tim Coonan Moderates Forum with Congressional Candidate Cindy Axne - October 3, 2018

On Tuesday, October 2, Government Relations Department attorney, Tim Coonan, moderated the second forum in the Greater Des Moines Partnership (GDMP) Candidate Forum series. Read More »


Davis Brown Sponsors Greater Des Moines Partnership 2018 Candidate Forum Series - September 17, 2018

Tim Coonan, Chair of the Davis Brown Government Relations department, will moderate the 2018 Candidate Forum Series held by the Greater Des Moines Partnership and sponsored by Davis Brown over the next two months. Read More »


Final 2018 Iowa Statehouse Report - June 21, 2018

The 2nd session of the 87th Iowa General Assembly ended in the early afternoon of Saturday, May 5, 18 days past the scheduled adjournment date. Read More »


Iowa Statehouse Report - Week 15 - April 20, 2018

This week was the scheduled end of the 2018 General Assembly. However, the Governor and leaders in both chambers have much work to do to agree upon and finalize a tax reform package and the 2019 budget before they can adjourn for the year. Read More »


Iowa Statehouse Report - Week 14 - April 13, 2018

This week, action began on tax reform plans. Both the House and the Senate worked from the governor's proposal, including income tax reductions, but differ on federal deductibility. Read More »


Iowa Statehouse Report - Week 13 - April 6, 2018

Work continued behind the scenes on budget and tax plans as the Senate and House continue crafting the 2019 budget and try to adjourn by April 17, the 100th day of session. Read More »


Iowa Statehouse Report - Week 12 - March 30, 2018

Tax policy, budget cuts, and updates for regulatory processes were all topics of discussion at the Statehouse this week. In this review, we also look forward to next week's activity and the 2018 elections. Read More »


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