Feb 18, 2021
State Sen. Jim Carlin Running for U.S. Senate
Iowa State Sen. Jim Carlin (R-Sioux City) officially announced on Monday that he will run for the Republican nomination in Iowa’s 2022 U.S. Senate race.
The Legislative News is updated regularly by the Iowa Association of Business and Industry’s (ABI) public policy team with information about the latest activity in the Iowa Legislature, administratively and at the federal level.
Jan 14, 2021
Both Republicans and Democrats have nominated their respective candidates to fill the seat left vacant by former State Sen. Mariannette Miller-Meeks (R-Ottumwa) after she was provisionally seated in Congress last week.
Jan 7, 2021
Congresswoman Miller-Meeks was provisionally seated alongside the rest of her colleagues as Democrat Rita Hart continues to contest the certified election results of the 2nd Congressional District race before the U.S. House Committee on Administration.
Aug 15, 2019
ABI is part of the 2020 Iowa Caucus Consortium Advisory Committee, which is a group of organizations and individuals focused on highlighting Iowa’s first-in-the-nation status and leaving a positive and impressionable experience for candidates, media and others visiting the state.
Mar 21, 2019
Eric Giddens (D-Cedar Falls) defeated Walt Rogers (R-Cedar Falls) in the Tuesday special election to fill the vacancy created when Sen. Jeff Danielson resigned to take a position with the American Wind Energy Association.
Aug 10, 2017
On Tuesday, August 8 voters in Iowa House District 82 went to the polls. The district, which includes communities in Jefferson, Davis and Van Buren counties, elected Democrat Phil Miller to serve out the remaining term of the late Curt Hanson.
Aug 2, 2017
ABI members in the southeast Iowa counties of Jefferson, Davis and Van Buren, including the communities of Fairfield, Bloomfield, Keosauqua and smaller communities will have the opportunity to cast a ballot in the special election on Tuesday, August 8.
Aug 2, 2017
The Iowans for Jobs Initiative (IFJI) is the public policy education arm of the Iowa Association of Business and Industry. The goal of the non-partisan Iowans for Jobs Initiative is to advocate and educate about the importance of pro-jobs, pro-business legislation for all Iowans.
Jul 6, 2017
Rich Leopold and Mike Matson have both recently ended their campaigns for the Democratic nomination for governor. There are still at least seven candidates who have declared or are exploring a run for the Democratic nomination for governor.
Feb 9, 2017
New survey results from BIPAC, ABI’s national partner on get out the vote efforts, found that more than four out of five employees - 83 percent - surveyed found information provided by their employers helpful in deciding how to vote in the 2016 Election. T
Dec 22, 2016
Now that the General Election is over and the holidays are approaching it’s easy to forget that residents in state Senate District 45, which covers a portion of Davenport and southwest Scott County, will go to the polls on Tuesday, Dec. 27, to cast a ballot for their next state senator.
Nov 10, 2016
Tuesday's election saw a strong contingent of pro-business candidates elected to the Iowa Legislature. If current outcomes hold, 100 percent of the candidates who received IIPAC's Friend of Iowa Business endorsement in the Senate and 95 percent of IIPAC-endorsed candidates in the House were victorious.
Nov 10, 2016
Following the election of Donald Trump as the 45th president of the United States, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) released a letter from more than 1,100 manufacturing and business leaders, including ABI, pledging to restore trust in democratic and economic institutions and to bring the country together after a divisive election
Jun 9, 2016
Initial results are in from Tuesday’s congressional, state and local primary elections. All but one congressional district faced competitive primaries in one party, and several legislative seats also had primaries. Continue reading for the highlights of key races.
Apr 23, 2015