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  • Grow Cedar Valley Second Funnel Legislative Update

    Grow Cedar Valley Second Funnel Legislative Update

    posted on Monday, April 5, 2021 in Government Affairs

    Activity in the Iowa Legislature passed through the “second funnel” on Friday, April 2.  This is a self-imposed deadline to further winnow the number of bills under consideration in this year's session.

  • Iowa Chamber Alliance Editorial on Iowa Business Climate - Accentuate the Positive

    Iowa Chamber Alliance Editorial on Iowa Business Climate - Accentuate the Positive

    posted on Thursday, March 18, 2021 in Government Affairs

    Authored by Dustin Miller is the Executive Director of the Iowa Chamber Alliance (ICA). ICA is a non-partisan coalition that represents the 16 largest Chambers of Commerce and economic development organizations throughout Iowa and offers its recommendations for action on issues and strategic policies to foster a healthy Iowa economy.

  • Grow Cedar Valley First Funnel Legislative Update

    Grow Cedar Valley First Funnel Legislative Update

    posted on Wednesday, March 10, 2021 in Government Affairs

    When the 2021 Legislative Session started, we believed that there would be a tight focus on passing a budget and minimal activity beyond that. Well, that was wrong. There have been over 1900 bills introduced already in this session. While over half of them did not make it past the funnel, there are still a record number of bills that are eligible for further consideration. That includes several that match up with our Grow Cedar Valley legislative priorities.

  • Week Four Grow Cedar Valley Legislative Update

    Week Four Grow Cedar Valley Legislative Update

    posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2021 in Government Affairs

    The Iowa Legislature is in week 4 of this year's session.  We are pleased that the House and the Senate are working on bills that address some of our Grow Cedar Valley priorities.

  • Grow Cedar Valley Hosts 2021 Iowa Legislative Session Preview

    Grow Cedar Valley Hosts 2021 Iowa Legislative Session Preview

    posted on Friday, January 8, 2021 in Government Affairs

    Grow Cedar Valley hosted a preview for the 2021 legislative session. As has become our tradition, our guests will be the Speaker of the House, Rep. Pat Grassley, and Assistant Senate Minority Leader Senator Bill Dotzler.

  • Grow Cedar Valley Releases 2021 Legislative Policy Agenda

    Grow Cedar Valley Releases 2021 Legislative Policy Agenda

    posted on Monday, December 7, 2020 in Government Affairs

    Grow Cedar Valley advocates for smart pro-business policies on a continuous basis that support our priority of economic growth for the Cedar Valley and for Iowa. Grow Cedar Valley will advocate for policy proposals in five main areas: Recovery & Resiliency; Talent; Economic Development; Business Climate; and Infrastructure.

  • Iowa Legislative Committee Chairs Named

    Iowa Legislative Committee Chairs Named

    posted on Tuesday, December 1, 2020 in Government Affairs

    Speaker of the House Rep. Pat Grassley and Senator Jack Whitver, Senate Majority Leader, have appointed members from their respective chambers that will be serving in committee leadership positions in the 89th Iowa General Assembly.

  • Iowa's New State Legislative Leaders

    Iowa's New State Legislative Leaders

    posted on Monday, November 23, 2020 in Government Affairs

    The Iowa House and Senate caucuses have chosen their respective leadership teams for the coming legislative session. The GOP will head into the 89th General Assembly with a 59-41 advantage in the House and a 32-18 majority in the Senate. The 2021 legislative session will convene January 11.

  • Iowa Chamber Alliance Update: June

    Iowa Chamber Alliance Update: June

    posted on Wednesday, June 17, 2020 in Government Affairs

    Grow Cedar Valley is a member of the Iowa Chamber Alliance (ICA), a federation of the 16 largest economic and community development organizations in the state. ICA has full-time lobbyist representation in the Capitol who tracks legislation closely during the session. Grow Cedar Valley will continue to provide members with updates.

  • ICA Update - Week 10 Bill Tracker & Session Delay

    ICA Update - Week 10 Bill Tracker & Session Delay

    posted on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in Government Affairs

    View Iowa Chamber Alliance's week 10 bill tracker. This shows the status of the bills ICA is monitoring. This may be the last tracker you see for several weeks due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Senate and House met Monday afternoon to pass a Continuing Resolution and a Supplemental Appropriation bill. The Legislature has begun a minimum 30-day session delay. Links to both bills are attached below.