2020 Iowa Election Takeaways

By: Matthew McKinney | 11.06.2020

  While several close races remain following Tuesday’s elections, Republicans have expanded their Iowa House majority, maintained control of the Senate, and netted at least one new congressional seat. BrownWinick’s Government Relations team has carefully reviewed the current election results and produced a detailed report on all 130 state and federal races. Below you’ll find Read…

2020 Election Summary

By: Matthew McKinney | 10.30.2020

  With only days until the November 3rd election, the BrownWinick’s Government Relation’s Team has developed a 2020 Election summary document to provide the most up-to-date information. As a reminder, the Iowa Senate has 25 seats up for election this year and the Iowa House has all 100 seats. Currently, the Iowa Senate and House Read…

Revenue Estimating Conference Summary – May 29, 2020

By: Matthew McKinney | 06.04.2020

  The REC (a three member panel comprised of Dave Roederer, Holly Lyons, and David Underwood) met yesterday afternoon (5/29/20) at the request of legislative leadership and Governor Reynolds to reconsider the REC’s March 2020 revenue estimate given the impact of COVID-19 on state revenues.  A short summary of the information discussed during the meeting Read…

COVID-19 Update: New Proclamation Restricting Northeast Iowa Activities

By: Matthew McKinney | 04.16.2020

  Today, Governor Reynolds announced additional restrictions in Northeast Iowa due to the heightened risk of COVID-19. Risk is based upon several factors, measured across 6 different geographic regions (as we’ve outlined before and depicted on the attached map), and ranked on a scale of 1 – 10 (10 being highest risk).  Today, region 6 Read…

Governor Reynolds Announces New Programs to Help Small Businesses

By: Matthew McKinney | 03.23.2020

  Governor Reynolds announced today, March 23, 2020, a total of $4 million available through two new programs to help Iowa Small Businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. During this afternoon’s press conference, Governor Reynolds and Iowa Economic Development Authority Director, Debi Durham, outlined two entirely new programs: Small Business Relief Program Grants: Benefits: $5,000 – $25,000; Read…

Sports Betting is Almost Here in Iowa – Here’s What We Know

By: Matthew McKinney | 07.11.2019

Article written by BrownWinick 2019 Summer Associate, William “Billy” Daniel, and BrownWinick attorney, Matt McKinney Governor Kim Reynolds signed SF 617 into law on May 13, allowing Iowa’s casinos to offer legal sports betting. This legislation was made possible by the decision of the United States Supreme Court in Murphy v. NCAA in May 2018 when the Read…

The 2017 Legislative Session, By the Numbers

By: Matthew McKinney | 07.18.2017

The 2017 session of the 87th General Assembly convened on January 9, 2017 and adjourned Sine Die, 104 days later, on Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 7:14 a.m.  During this 104 day period, 1653 bills were introduced, of which 174 bills were signed into law.  Click for a complete list of bills signed into law, their titles, Read…

Do Equal, 50/50 Shareholders Owe Each Other Fiduciary Duties?

By: Matthew McKinney | 08.03.2015

Check out BrownWinick attorney Matt McKinney’s latest blog post, Do Equal, 50/50 Shareholders Owe Each Other Fiduciary Duties?, featured in the Business Record’s IowaBiz Blog. Read more IowaBiz Blogs at www.iowabiz.com.Matthew McKinneyMEMBER OFFICE: 515-242-2468 EMAIL: matt.mckinney@brownwinick.com brownwinick.com/our_attorneys/matthew-h-mckinney/ Read…

Business Court Capitalizes on Experience

By: Matthew McKinney | 12.02.2014

BrownWinick attorneys Matthew McKinney and Haley Van Loon were quoted in an article titled, “Business court capitalizes on experience,” in the November 28, 2014 edition of the Business Record.Matthew McKinneyMEMBER OFFICE: 515-242-2468 EMAIL: matt.mckinney@brownwinick.com brownwinick.com/our_attorneys/matthew-h-mckinney/ Read…