April 27, 2009
Volume VIII, Edition 15
2009 Session Comes to a Close just Before Dawn on Sunday, April 26th
Just prior to 6:00 a.m. Sunday morning, the Iowa Senate put the final touches on the 2009 Legislative Session. FINALLY!! We may all exhale.
This legislative session challenged MBI like no other in recent history. The construction industry found itself in the midst of a politically charged agenda pushed by the building trade unions, trial lawyers and environmentalists. But thankfully in the end, MBI came away relatively unscathed.
Below is a quick rundown of what transpired in the last couple days of the session. There were a number of substantial appropriation bills passed in the waning hours of the session and the final verdict will not be known until the governor has his turn to review with the line-item veto pen in hand. He has 30 days to take action on bills passed at the end of a session. A more comprehensive review of the session will be provided to all members once the governor completes his actions on the bills.