Capitol Update Week 2

              Week 2 at the Capitol has been very busy. Last week the Governor laid out her comprehensive tax plan for the 2022 legislative session during her speech. This week more details and fiscal information are available as House Study Bill 551 was released publicly. The bill has landed in the Ways and Means committeeContinue reading “Capitol Update Week 2”

Capitol Update Week 13

Iowa House Passes Support for Hoover Presidential Library RenovationHouse File 588 passed the Iowa House this week with nearly unanimous support. The bill creates a Hoover Presidential Library Tax Credit. The 31st President of the United States was born in Iowa and his presidential library is located in West Branch. The library’s foundation is currentlyContinue reading “Capitol Update Week 13”

Capitol Update Week 10

House Committees Tackle Busy Meat Locker ProblemHouse File 787 creates a butchery innovation and revitalization fund and program within the Iowa Economic Development Authority. The bill previously passed the House Economic Growth Committee with unanimous support and this week has cleared a House Appropriations subcommittee. The bill is now eligible for a full Appropriations committeeContinue reading “Capitol Update Week 10”

Capitol Update Week 9

House Passes Bill to Support Building More Child Care CentersHouse File 712 passed the House this week with bipartisan support and provides for a child care incentive for developers (to construct more child care centers). The bill creates a workforce child care facility tax credit for the developer of a new or rehabilitated child careContinue reading “Capitol Update Week 9”

Capitol Update Week 7

House of Representatives Passes Election Integrity Law This week the Iowa House of Representatives passed a robust election integrity and security bill. The election in 2020 saw record breaking turnout in the State of Iowa and with smooth administration due to Iowa’s strong election system. House File 590 (HF590) builds on Iowa’s strong track recordContinue reading “Capitol Update Week 7”

Capitol Update Week 6

COVID-19 Vaccine Update Recently the state launched updates to Iowa’s coronavirus dashboard to include information on COVID-19 vaccine administration and locations eligible Iowans can receive the vaccine. The vaccine information can be found at the link below. On the dashboard, you can pull up each county and see the vaccine distribution and locations where youContinue reading “Capitol Update Week 6”