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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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Public Policy Update

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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Public Policy Update

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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Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance

August 25, 2022 | Public Policy

Upcoming Regional Candidate Forum Series Provides Access for Members

​November 8 marks another Election Day when voters get to weigh in on the issues that matter most. The Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and Iowa City Area Business Partn...

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May 12, 2022 | Public Policy

Regional Advocacy Efforts Provide Results

At a press conference in March, Governor Kim Reynolds announced the creation of the Iowa Commercial Aviation Infrastructure Fund (ICAIF). This $100 million program, originatin...

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February 25, 2022 | Public Policy

Tax Bill Signed in to Law

Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds signed a new tax bill law on Tuesday, March 1 that will effect every Iowan. The Economic Alliance has worked with legislators and partnering organiz...

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January 28, 2022 | Public Policy

Public Policy Priorities Revealed

​In December, the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance and Iowa City Area Business Partnership announced our 2022 public policy priorities for the ICR region. After months o...

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