2021 Iowa Legislative Session – Week Four Summary

By: Amanda Loder | 02.05.2021

This week the Senate began considering two far-reaching bills proposed by Governor Kim Reynolds that would address the affordable housing shortage and policing issues. SSB 1142 is aimed at increasing affordable housing stock largely through tax credits. The bill would establish a new $15 million low-income housing credit designed to match a federal credit. It Read…

2021 Iowa Legislative Session – Week One Summary

By: Amanda Loder | 01.17.2021

  The legislature convened for the 89th General Assembly Monday, welcoming 26 newly-elected lawmakers to the statehouse. With Republicans maintaining their majority in the Senate and expanding it in the House, the GOP will continue driving the state‚Äôs policy agenda for the next two years. In his opening remarks, House Speaker Pat Grassley (R-New Hartford) Read…