Monday, June 26, 2017

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  • Major Gun Changes Signed by Governor

    Major Gun Changes Signed by Governor

    Significant changes to the regulation of guns in Iowa were enacted by the legislature this session. Major reforms were made to the purchasing, carrying, and use of firearms - speci ...

  • New Laws Taking Effect July 1

    New Laws Taking Effect July 1

    With the beginning of the state’s fiscal year, a host of new laws will take effect on July 1 relating to public health, workforce, and public safety. Lawmakers took action this ses ...

  • Domestic Abuse Mandatory Minimum Sentences Created

    Domestic Abuse Mandatory Minimum Sentences Created...

    The legislature made several changes to stop domestic abuse this session, including mandatory minimums for repeat offenses of domestic abuse and better tracking and monitoring of a ...

  • Criminal Justice Reforms Sent to Governor

    Criminal Justice Reforms Sent to Governor

    Significant criminal justice reform measures were passed by the legislature this year. Senate File 445 will bring the penalties for crack cocaine offenses more in line with powder ...

New Changes for Voting Iowans

New Changes for Voting Iowans

Voters in Iowa will have more hurdles and less time to vote after Republican lawmakers approved new changes to Iowa’s elections this legislative session. The changes include short ...

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Cost Saving Construction Measures Now Banned

Cost Saving Construction Measures Now Banned

Local governments ability to screen contractors and control costs on large projects are now banned after action taken by Republican lawmakers this year. After the new law, governm ...

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Iowa Cracks Down on Distracted Driving

Iowa Cracks Down on Distracted Driving

Iowa has joined the majority of other states in the country that have stricter laws for drivers who text and drive. Previously, Iowans could not be pulled over for only texting wh ...

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Homeowners Affected Under New CAFO Law

Homeowners Affected Under New CAFO Law

Iowa homeowners whose quality of life or property values have been impacted by confined feeding operations (CAFOS) may now have even fewer options. Under a bill approved by the Re ...

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Changes to Alcohol Policy Could Spur Economic Development

Changes to Alcohol Policy Could Spur Economic Development

The Legislature has approved sweeping changes to Iowa’s alcohol policy intended to encourage economic development and tourism across the state. Some of the main changes will allow ...

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GOP Turns Budget Surplus to Deficit

GOP Turns Budget Surplus to Deficit

Lawmakers closed the 2017 legislative session putting the finishing touches on the fiscal year 2018 budget as well as addressing a $131 million state budget deficit in fiscal year ...

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Bill Lowers Wages for 65,000 Iowans

Bill Lowers Wages for 65,000 Iowans

Instead of raising wages, Republican lawmakers approved a bill this year to lower wages for 65,000 Iowans. After waiting for Iowa lawmakers to act for nearly a decade, four Iowa c ...

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