Sales Tax Extended to 2051 - What You Need To Know

By Attorneys Beth Grob, Ron Peeler and Jim Wainwright Distribution of Sales Tax Revenue The one cent state sales, services, and use tax has been extended from December 31, 2029 to January 1, 2051. The new law provides for an increase in the amount of sales tax revenue dedicated to...
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New Budget Transparency and Approval Process for Cities and Counties

By Attorney Jenna Bishop During the 2019 session the Iowa legislature spent considerable time discussing changes to property taxes and limits on local governments' budgets. The Iowa House of Representatives approved a bill addressing these points, Senate File 634, in the early morning of April 25, 2019, after the Iowa...
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Local Election Law Changes Effective July 1, 2019

By Attorney Maria Brownell Two bills affecting local elections take effect on July 1, 2019. House File 566, which was signed into law on May 11, 2017 ("2017 law"), and House File 692, which was signed into law on May 16, 2019 ("2019 law"), include changes to election dates and...
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Ahlers & Cooney Law Firm and 4 Attorneys Recognized by Chambers USA 2019

Four (4) lawyers from Ahlers & Cooney, P.C., a Des Moines-based law firm, were recently selected for inclusion in the Chambers USA 2019 edition. The firm was also recognized in the practice areas of Labor & Employment and Litigation: General Commercial. Since 1990, Chambers USA ranks the leading firms and...
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"NABL: The First Forty Years" -- and here's to the next 40!

The Public Finance practice group is an integral component of Ahlers & Cooney, P.C. Our attorneys practicing in this area represent Iowa cities, counties, utilities, school districts, community colleges and higher education institutions spanning all four corners of our great State. Ahlers' Public Finance attorneys are active members of the...
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United States Department of Education Press Release: New Proposed Regulations under Title IX on Schools' Responses to Sexual Harassment and Assault

By attorneys Emily Kolbe, Rebecca Reif, and Miriam Van Heukelem Over a year ago, the U.S. Department of Education ("DOE") repealed several guidance documents on sexual misconduct under Title IX, the federal civil rights law which prohibits sex discrimination in federally-funded education programs and activities, and provided notice of its...
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SEC Approves Amendments to Continuing Disclosure Rule 15c2-12

By Attorney Beth Grob Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") Rule 15c2-12 (the "Rule") requires dealers, when underwriting certain types of municipal securities, to ensure that the state or local government issuing the bonds enters into an agreement to provide certain information to the Municipal Securities Rulemaking Board ("MSRB") about the...
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