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…

Post Session Report 2019

By: BrownWinick | 06.11.2019

Iowa lawmakers debated numerous policy proposals during the 2019 legislative session. Legalizing sports betting; establishing Iowa’s first children’s mental health system; restoring felon voting rights; and instituting work requirements for Medicaid recipients were just a few of the many issues debated at the Capitol. The Iowa House introduced 1,100 bills, while state Senators put up another Read…

2019 Legislative Session – Week 14

By: BrownWinick | 04.22.2019

House and Senate Republicans have reached an agreement on the budget for next fiscal year (FY20). Under the joint plan, the state will spend $7.64 billion from the general fund.  That’s a 0.2 percent increase from last year.  Although lawmakers can legally spend 99 percent of ongoing revenues, the GOP proposal uses just north of Read…