Iowa Business Day on the Hill a success

March 16, 2017

Business leaders from across Iowa gathered Tuesday to celebrate Iowa Business Day on the Hill. Members from all over the state came to Des Moines for a legislative briefing by policy staff from ABI, the National Federation of Independent Business and the Iowa Chamber Alliance. Following the briefing, members then went to the Capitol to meet with their legislators. Members also had the opportunity to hear from leadership.

Speaker of the House Linda Upmeyer (R-Clear Lake) and Senate President Jack Whitver (R-Ankeny) provided a legislative update about the session. Speaker Upmeyer and Sen. Whitver have been strong advocates for improving Iowa’s business climate by supporting pro-growth policies, simplifying and reducing the tax code, and streamlining government. Sen. Whitver informed the members of the Revenue Estimating Conference and the budget challenges Iowa is currently facing. Speaker Upmeyer talked about workers’ compensation and the importance of bringing the system back into balance for Iowa employers and workers. She also encouraged ABI members to contact their legislators to support the workers’ compensation bill.