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May 8, 2024 | Public Policy

Public Policy Update: 2024 Legislative Session Comes to End

Each year, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance puts forth public policy priorities after much consultation and input from our members. Together as a region, along with ou...

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April 19, 2024 | Public Policy

Public Policy Update: Iowa Legislative Session Nears End

We are nearing the end of the 2024 Iowa legislative session as lawmakers work to finalize budgets and other policy priorities. Tuesday marked the last day lawmakers were eligi...

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April 5, 2024 | Public Policy

Public Policy Update: Budget Work Begins in the Final Weeks

Legislators have 11 days until the scheduled conclusion of the session, and when their per diems’ end. The one thing legislators must do each session is pass budget bills fo...

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March 28, 2024 | Public Policy

Public Policy Update: Priorities Move Forward and the Impact of Clarkonomics

Last Friday marked the second, and final, legislative funnel of the session. Any policy bills had to have passed one chamber and advanced out of full committee in the opposite...

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March 11, 2024 | Public Policy

Public Policy Update: Legislators Head into Important Deadline Week

State Policy Update Committee hearings and floor debate were the focus of this week as legislators head into next week’s second and final funnel of the session. Any bills th...

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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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Public Policy Update

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 ...

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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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