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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"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attorneys Emily Kolbe, Rebecca Reif, and Miriam Van Heukelem Over a year ago, the U.S. Department of Education ("DOE") repealed several guidance documents on sexual misconduct under Title IX, the federal civil rights law which prohibits sex discrimination in federally-funded education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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Government Lease-Purchase Agreements Now Subject to Competitive Bidding

By attorneys Jenna Bishop, Maria Brownell, Danielle Haindfield, Kristine Stone and Carrie Weber On April 4, 2018, House File 2253 (HF 2253), a bill making changes to public construction bidding requirements for property acquired by lease-purchase by government entities, was signed into law by the Governor. This change in the...
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