Jump to content
Alerts
Special Election Information: January 26
01.08.21
Voters living in Senate District 41 will go to the polls on Tuesday, January 26, 2021 to select a new state senator.  We wanted to make sure those... Read More...
SPECIAL ELECTION SET: January 26, 2021
01.04.21
Ottumwa physician Mariannette Miller-Meeks has been "provisionally" sworn in as a U.S. Representative, as she awaits the review by a Congressional... Read More...
LEGISLATURE STILL PLANS TO MEET
12.23.20
Many of you have asked what the next legislative session will be like.  Our answer continues to be - who knows!  At this point, we believe the Iowa... Read More...
2021 Committees Assigned
12.18.20
Each legislator serves on several committees - standing committees that deal with policy issues in a certain area, and budget (appropriations)... Read More...
Revenues Holding Steady, State Economy Looking Good
12.11.20
Every year we talk about the way Iowa budgets.  It all starts with the law that only allows the state to spend 99% of the money it collects each... Read More...


Our Network

Special E-Issue #2

Issue 102, May 31, 2018

Articles in This Issue:


Session Adjourns, Governor Has 30 Days to Act

The Iowa legislative session ended 118 days after it began, after passage of the country’s most restrictive abortion law (six-week “heartbeat” ban), $2 billion of phased-in tax cuts, expansion of the state’s nutrient reduction program (aka Farm Bureau’s water quality plan), Sanctuary City legislation (i.e. requiring police and sheriff offices to comply with federal immigration laws), strategies to combat the state's growing opioid epidemic, development of new higher-intensity crisis services to address gaps in the mental health service system, teeing up a broad gun rights state constitutional amendment for the 2020 electorate, capping awards for victims of drivers who were overserved alcohol, creating new membership-based “concierge” primary care service options, and allowing the Farm Bureau to provide a “non-insurance” insurance plan that doesn’t have to comply with ACA mandates.

The Legislature also reinstated funding for autism programs, reinforced expectations of Medicaid managed care organizations, put a hold on changes to the Integrated Health Home program, set the stage for another review of the state's MH/DS regional service system, and much, much more.  You can read more about what passed in our Bill Tracker.

Our next issue of INFONET will be mailed out and posted here after the Governor takes action on the remaining bills sent to her.  She has until June 4 to sign, veto, or selectively veto (called a "line-item veto").  So plan on an end-of-session and primary election recap by June 8.

Back to Top