Government Affairs

Today marks the beginning of the 88th Iowa General Assembly, and the PolicyWorks team looks forward to working with lawmakers at the Capitol on both sides of the aisle to pass meaningful, common sense legislation that benefits Iowans.

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Google and State Senator Dan Dawson paid a visit to AMC Council Bluffs 17 to host a Made with Code coding party and movie screening yesterday afternoon, where girls from Council Bluffs Community School District coded an animated snowflake and watched a free screening of the movie Mary Poppins Returns. Read more


After an extraordinary and hard-fought campaign, Republicans maintain control of the Iowa statehouse and Iowa Democrats made gains in the U.S. House of Representatives. Read more


While we may all agree how refreshing a carbonated beverage tastes, our country is divided on whether it is called POP or SODA. With election day one week away, cast your vote at to settle the debate once and for all! Read more


Our team was honored to receive a Prime award today from PRSA Central Iowa for the Protect Financial Choice campaign we managed for the Iowa Credit Union League. We are thankful our public affairs and advocacy efforts helped preserve consumer choice for the 1.1 millions Iowans that have chosen credit unions as their financial partner. Read more


Google has some of the best digital tips for individuals and small businesses. We love to help them connect with Iowans at great events like the Iowa State Fair. Read more


The Des Moines Register featured a great story about the positive impact of wind energy on Iowa's employment market, especially for wind turbine technicians. Read more


Jessica Maldonado, our public affairs manager, recently lost her father. She reflects about what she learned from him in a piece for the Business Record. Read more


Dale Owen, CEO of Ascentra Credit Union in Bettendorf, wrote an opinion piece for the Quad City Times that talks about why credit unions should maintain their current tax status. Read more


Iowa State Senator Dan Dawson addressed Google's Get Your Business Online event in Council Bluffs. The event helped small businesses use Google's suite of online tools. Read more


Jon Kallen, Managing Partner of Jennings Kallen Advisors and former MidAmerican Energy employee, authored a recent opinion editorial in the Des Moines Register to set straight some misinformation provided by out of state authors about Iowa wind energy. Read more


Mike Fisher, Vice President at Impact7G, authored a guest editorial for the Cedar Rapids Gazette to clear up information after President Trump's remarks. Read more


PolicyWorks staffer authored an opinion editorial for the Business Record's Lift publication about how Governor Kim Reynolds' inaugural speech resonated with her and what it means for women in leadership. Read more


Today, Governor Branstad signed Fail First legislation that ensures patients get the prescription drugs they need when they need them. Read more


PolicyWorks worked with our client, the Polk County Medical Society, and other medical organizations to get a bill enacted that... Read more


John Cacciatore, Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for PolicyWorks, was recognized as a Honorary Pioneer Lawmaker of Iowa at the state Capitol on April 5. Read more


PolicyWorks staffer Jessica Maldonado highlights the need for more civility in politics and the workplace in a recent guest editorial for the Des Moines Business Record's "Lift Iowa" publication. Here is an excerpt: Read more


Google unveiled a new mural at its data center in Iowa today as part of the Data Center Mural Project, a partnership with local artists to bring a bit of the magic from inside data centers to the outside world. Google also announced a $50,000 grant to the Council Bluffs Community School District (CBCSD) to support arts education. Read more


A talented student in Bettendorf, IA could soon have her art on the Google homepage for hundreds of millions to see. Google is announcing the 53 state and territory winners in its ninth annual Doodle 4 Google competition, a contest open to K-12 students across the United States to redesign the Google logo inspired by the theme “What I see for the future...” Read more

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