ABI Testifies in Support of Future Ready Iowa
February 28, 2019
Monday afternoon, Nicole Crain spoke in favor of HSB 179, which is legislation that fully funds Future Ready Iowa for the 2020 fiscal year. Members of the subcommittee asked questions about existing programs, how Future Ready Iowa is complementary to the programs and how the initiative differs. ABI, along with several other business groups, talked about the importance of the Employer Innovation Fund and the Last Dollar Scholarship program to help upskill Iowans and encourage students to get more training beyond high school by 2025. Workforce is once again ABI’s top legislative priority, so we will be working hard to advance this legislation. Since the proposal is in the Appropriations Committee, it is exempt from next Friday's funnel deadline.