The ABI public policy team has wrapped up a series of legislative roundtables in cities across the state. ABI facilitated meetings between members and key legislators to talk about issues important to them and their local businesses, as well as the state as a whole. Session is quickly approaching. The first day of the 2018 session is January 8.
Special Election Set
A special election in
Iowa State House District 6
has been set by Gov. Reynolds for Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The election will fill the House seat recently vacated by the election of Jim Carlin to the Senate in District 3.
Upcoming Events - Sign Up Now
- Legislative Briefing and Reception -- Almost 350 people have already signed up for the annual Legislative Reception. Join legislators, key executive department directors and guests, and hundreds of your fellow business peers to kick off the 2018 legislative session at the Iowa Tap Room in Des Moines on January 10. Register today!
- Environmental Committee Meeting -- Region VII Administrator Jim Gulliford will speak on January 11 at 10 a.m. at CIPCO in Des Moines. Register here!
- Business Day on the Hill -- Save the date, March 13th, for ABI's Business Day on the Hill! More information to come.
Gov. Reynolds Releases Economic Development Roadmap for Bioscience in Iowa
During the administration's weekly news conference, Gov. Kim Reynolds and Lt. Gov. Adam Gregg released an economic development roadmap for Iowa's bioscience industry. Keep reading.
Federal Spotlight: Senate Committee Rejects Nominee to Lead Ex-Im Bank
The Senate Banking Committee declined to advance the nomination of Scott Garrett to lead the Export-Import Bank by a vote of 10-13 on Tuesday. Two Republicans ultimately joined all of the Democrats on the committee in opposing his nomination. Senators from both sides of aisle grilled Garrett during his hearing before the committee in November. Keep reading.