Iowa Chamber Alliance (ICA) said "needed" bills passed this year following the end of the 87th Iowa General Assembly’s session.
John Stineman, the ICA Executive Director John Stineman, said that the alliance had a very successful year, according to a press release.
“We saw passage of a uniform minimum wage across the state, needed reforms to the work comp system, and reforms to collective bargaining that will have lasting impact in local and state government budgets,” Stineman said.
The state budget has raised concerns for the ICA, but the alliance was able to keep certain benefits for the upcoming year, including economic development incentives, according to the release. ICA also was successful in opposing efforts to cap and reduce tax credits on business without necessary tax reform.
“ICA advocated strongly for long term sustainable funding, inclusion of industrial point source, and real collaboration, all of which we believe is achievable next year,” Stineman said. “We went the extra mile to try to forge a compromise and were, to my knowledge, the only party that produced compromise language.”