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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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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 »


Iowa Statehouse Report - Week 11 - March 23, 2018

This week, a series of key pieces of legislation made their way through the legislative process and in some cases, to the Governor for her signature. These are viewed as critical to finishing the legislative session. Read More »


Iowa Statehouse Report - Week 9 - March 9, 2018

This week, legislators again focused on floor work with action on many bills and the Senate starting to work through its confirmation calendar. Read More »


Iowa Statehouse Report - First Funnel Week - February 16, 2018

This week concluded the first legislative "funnel" in which all policy bills must be out of at least one committee by Friday, February 16 to be "alive" until the next funnel. The focus was squarely on subcommittee and committee work. Read More »


Iowa Statehouse Report - Week 5 - February 9, 2018

It was a shortened legislative week with legislators staying in their districts to participate and attend their local caucuses on Monday. De-appropriations and school funding were the main issues this week. Read More »


Iowa Statehouse Report - Week 4 - February 2, 2018

Governor Reynolds signed her first bill into law, her first executive order, and House and Senate Education Committees approved the school aid rate at 1%. Read More »


Iowa Statehouse Report - Week 3 - January 26, 2018

This week saw a significant increase in the number of bills moving through the subcommittee and committee process. Some key developments from the week included the passage of the water quality bill, change of leadership in the House Judiciary Committee, the introduction of the deappropriations and Future Ready Iowa bills, and the winner of the Sioux City special election was sworn in. Read More »


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