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March 29, 2017

Government Affairs

Legislative Focus
March 24, 2017
Volume XVI, Edition 11

Persistence eventually pays off!  With the passage of SF 413 by the Iowa House (by a vote of 57-39) and the impending signature of the Governor, Iowa’s statute of repose will no longer be the longest in the nation.  Instead, we will have brought the ability to mount a fair and reasonable defense on certain claims into a more manageable timeframe. 

Here you will find information pertaining to the public affairs efforts of MBI. A majority of our Government Affairs agenda consists of lobbying efforts. However, you will see that other components consist of coalition efforts, communications and our political action committee (i.e. MBI-PAC). MBI is seen as one of the premiere business associations in the state. This is made evident not only from MBI's presence at the State Capitol, but also at the county, city, and local levels. MBI's government affairs program is focused on an agenda that is pro-business and pro-construction. Our efforts advocate the prudent use of taxpayers' dollars in the procurement of public projects, as well as, maintaining the integrity of the construction industry as a vital role in commerce. MBI's Lobbying Team is led by Chad Kleppe, who has been heading up MBI’s public affairs efforts for over 15 years.  Also, MBI recently added Julie A. Smith to complement our overall strategy at the Capitol. These two individuals ensure that MBI has a full time presence at the Iowa Capitol, as well as an ever increasing presence at local governmental levels. 

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