Mar 22, 2018
Energy Legislation Update
The Iowa Legislature is currently considering two proposals related to energy policy.
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.
Aug 17, 2017
The EPA recently proposed no increase in the 2019 Biomass-Based Diesel volume and reduced the 2018 Advanced Biofuel volume by 40 million gallons under the federal Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS). The biomass-based diesel industry is at a critical time and the recent EPA Renewable Volume Obligation (RVO) was a new blow to growth.
Jul 20, 2017
Leading up to our ABI policy committees in late summer, we have been highlighting each of ABI’s five policy committees so you know more about the mission and purview of each one. This week’s profile on ABI’s Economic Growth Committee is the final committee highlight. Click here to register for the Economic Growth Committee meeting on Aug. 15.
Dec 22, 2016
More than 300 people are already registered for next month’s Legislative Briefing and Reception. Don’t miss this opportunity to join them and lawmakers from across the state to talk about issues important to your organization and Iowa businesses in general.
Nov 3, 2016
Last week, ABI staff and members of the ABI Environment Committee attended a stakeholder meeting hosted by Air Quality Bureau to talk about the budget for next year. The department is facing a budget shortfall in the Title V program due to reduction in air emissions.
Sep 15, 2016
The Iowa Insurance Division on Sept. 9, approved the 2017 Workers’ Compensation average rate decrease of 4.7 percent from 2016 rates, initially filed in August by National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI). The new lower rate takes effect January 1, 2017.