Welcome! 2012 Legislative Session Begins


Welcome to the Davis Brown Government Relations Report! Tom Stanberry and Jessica Harder are governmental relations attorneys who lobby at the Iowa State Capitol for their clients every day during the legislative session. They will be blogging each week about hot topics they are tracking.

Let’s jump right in, since that’s what the 84th General Assembly decided to do during its first week of the 2012 legislative session. Monday, January 9 marked the first day of the 100 day session.

The hot topic this week was property tax reform. The Governor, House and Senate have all flagged commercial property tax reform with the goal of reducing the amount of property taxes paid by businesses as a top priority this session.

Two property tax reform bills were introduced this week in the House...

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