2020 Legislative Session – Week 7

By: Amanda Loder | 02.28.2020

Since many bills failed to clear the key “first funnel” deadline, lawmakers have shifted their focus to debating active legislation on the floor and crafting government spending measures.  Governor Kim Reynolds signed a bill Tuesday allocating more than $13 million to address K-12 funding inequities.  SF 2164 authorizes $7.2 million to assist school districts with Read…

Iowa Court of Appeals Awards Attorney Fees Against the IDNR

By: James Pray | 04.10.2015

On April 8, 2015, the Iowa Court of Appeals awarded Monroe (“Monte”) Branstad the attorney fees of attorney James Pray in the amount of $71,000 and an additional amount to be decided on remand for appellate fees. Monte Branstad was deemed to be the prevailing party in his appeal against a fish-kill assessment levied against him by the Iowa Read…