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February 23, 2024 | Public Policy

Public Policy Update: Economic Alliance Priorities Moving Forward

The first funnel deadline of the 2024 session was last Friday. Following this deadline, hundreds of bills did not survive, making them ineligible to advance, with certain exce...

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January 26, 2024 | Public Policy

Public Policy Update: New Bipartisan Policy Organization Launches in Iowa

State Public Policy After the pomp and circumstance of the first weeks of the 2024 Iowa legislative session, this week was full of committee and subcommittee hearings from pre...

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January 23, 2024 | Public Policy

Public Policy Update: Governor’s Priorities Revealed

Governor Reynolds gave the Condition of the State address Tuesday evening during a joint legislative session. On the previous opening day of the session, Republican leaders in...

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November 17, 2023 | Public Policy

Join us for the 2024 Regional Legislative Launch!

Join us on the evening of December 6th at Cedar Ridge in Swisher as the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance once again joins forces with Greater Iowa City, Inc. to unveil our...

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October 24, 2023 | Economic Development & Workforce, Public Policy

Voter Guide: Also on the Ballot

Voters that reside in the Cedar Rapids Community School District will be asked on their ballots whether to support a General Obligation Bond for Cedar Rapids schools. Under â€...

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Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance on Banks of Cedar River

October 17, 2023 | Business Support, Membership

Unlocking Success: How Joining the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance Can Help Your Business

Are you ready to take your business to new heights and unlock its full potential for growth? Look no further than the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance! We are thrilled to ...

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2023 Voter Guide

October 16, 2023 | Public Policy

Special Public Policy Update: 2023 Voter Resource Guide

Election 2023 is upon us, and once again the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance has made it easy for our members to get to the polls and VOTE! With our 2023 Voter Resources ...

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September 19, 2023 | Public Policy

Public Policy Update: Regional Business Community Calls for More Representation on State Boards and Commissions

The Economic Alliance, along with our partners at the Iowa City Area Business Partnership, support the efforts of the Boards and Commissions Review Committee to make our state...

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July 14, 2023 | Public Policy

Public Policy Update: New Law Expands Workforce Options

State Policy Update On July 1st, many bills that were passed during the 2023 legislative session officially became law. A top question we have received on the new laws relates...

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June 16, 2023 | Public Policy

Public Policy Update: Regional Business Leaders Return to DC to Advocate

Federal Policy Update It’s been nearly a decade and a half since the regional business community traveled together to DC to speak to elected officials on Capitol Hill. Altho...

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May 5, 2023 | Public Policy

Public Policy Update: Legislative Session Comes to an End

State Policy Update The Iowa Legislature adjourned Thursday, six days after their per diems ran out. The final week brought property tax reform, budget bills and the remaining...

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April 7, 2023 | Public Policy

Priorities That Survived the Funnel and What Comes Next

State Policy Update March 31 was the deadline for the 2nd funnel deadline of the 2023 legislation session, further narrowing the legislation still eligible to become law ...

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February 24, 2023 | Public Policy

Take Action on Federal Immigration Policy

State Policy Update This week was the final week before lawmakers head into the first funnel of the session next week. March 3 is the deadline when bills are required to pass ...

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February 10, 2023 | Public Policy

Public Policy Update: Apprenticeships, Child Care, Taxes & More

State Policy Update Lawmakers have several more weeks until their first legislative deadline. March 3 marks the end of the first “funnel week” of the session when bills ar...

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January 27, 2023 | Public Policy

Action Packed Start to the 2023 Legislative Session

Week three of the 2023 Iowa legislative session saw plenty of action. The first part of the week was dominated by the Governor’s school choice legislation that will allow lo...

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