Government Affairs

Iowa families are fighting for a bill they say would prevent patients from suffering through a little-known insurance policy called “step therapy.” Read more


State Representative Gary Worthan explains the need for more state troopers on the road to keep Iowa safe in a series of guest editorials around the state. Read more


Read this guest editorial in the Des Moines Register where Jay Byers, CEO of the Greater Des Moines Partnership, explains how wind energy plays a vital role in attracting and retaining businesses in Iowa. Read more


Leaders of the government affairs firm PolicyWorks are no strangers to achieving the unexpected. In fact, the lobbying and public affairs professionals specialize at turning the tide of public opinion. Read more


PolicyWorks staffer Jessica Maldonado discusses leadership lessons from the Chicago Cubs in her latest column for the Des Moines Business Record's Lift IOWA publication. Read more


Governor Terry Branstad, alongside Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds, declared August 16 as “Renewable Day” in Iowa at a press conference today. The press conference was part of “Renewable Day at the Iowa State Fair”... Read more


Team members from PolicyWorks attended the Greater Des Moines Partnership's annual trip to DC last week and... Read more


The Plumbers and Steamfitters Local 33 hosted the first annual welding event to... Read more


A recent guest editorial from Tim Dwight, President of the Iowa Solar Energy Trade Association, highlights... Read more


PolicyWorks staffer Jessica Maldonado shares tips and inspiration for women to pick up the golf clubs and get on the course this summer... Read more


The Fantasy Sports bill moving through the Iowa legislature allows Iowans to legally play Fantasy Sports and collect prizes... Read more


PolicyWorks' Public Affairs Manager Jessica Maldonado was recognized by the Des Moines Business Record in the.... Read more


Check out PolicyWorks team member Christopher Rants' latest column in the Des Moines Register about why polls are bad for democracy. Read more


Whether it’s securing safe routes to school for Iowa’s children, giving Iowans the freedom to play Fantasy Sports (a game of skill) like federal law allows, advocating for the importance of credit unions in the financial services marketplace, or protecting Iowa drivers from being hit by an uninsured motorist, we look forwarding to working with legislators on both sides of the aisle to pass meaningful, common sense legislation. Read more


PolicyWorks' staffer Jessica Maldonado pens an opinion editorial for the Des Moines Business Record Lift publication about explaining the meaning of "hope" to a toddler during the holidays. Read more


A new report released today reveals Iowa is relatively unprepared to face the significant and increasing risks posed by changing levels of extreme weather, including extreme heat, drought and inland flooding. Iowa received an overall C+ grade for States at Risk: America’s Preparedness Report Card, the first-ever quantitative assessment of its kind prepared by the States at Risk Project, a collaboration of ICF International and Climate Central. Read more


Former Iowa House Speaker Christopher Rants, and his firm inSight Communications, is teaming up with PolicyWorks, a Des Moines-based government and public affairs firm. Read more


Already a national leader in renewable energy, Tim Dwight discusses the maturing solar energy industry in Iowa and support for renewable energy investment in a recent guest editorial for the Cedar Rapids Gazette. Read more


Iowa's own "Bachelor" discusses how Iowa farmers are leading the way on renewable energy in a recent guest editorial for the Des Moines Register. Read more


In celebration of International Credit Union Day, and in light of Governor Terry Branstad’s proclamation declaring October 15, 2015 Credit Union Day in Iowa, the Iowa Credit Union League (ICUL) released a new report today that showcases the not-for-profit credit union industry’s economic contribution to the state.

Per The Economic Contribution of Iowa’s Credit Unions report, Iowa credit unions contributed $1.1 billion in total economic productivity in Iowa in 2014. Read more

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