Iowa Legislative Update—Jan. 10, 2023

Small Towns

By Kate Hansen, former staff member

The 2023 Iowa legislative session began Monday, and we are returning to provide updates from a rural perspective. This year’s session is expected to last 110 calendar days, ending in late April. It will also feature a new group of lawmakers at the Capitol, following an election cycle and redistricting after the census. 

Throughout the session, Center for Rural Affairs staff will be monitoring legislation that impacts rural Iowa, particularly items related to water quality and renewable energy. To learn more about our 2023 state legislative priorities, click here

Today, Tuesday, Jan. 10 at 6 p.m., Gov. Kim Reynolds will kick off the session by outlining priorities in her annual Condition of the State address. The speech will be streamed live on Iowa PBS, and on the governor’s YouTube and Facebook page. 

We look forward to working alongside you again in 2023. If you have questions, or would like to share the rural issues that are important to you, do not hesitate to reach out to us at or 515.215.1294. 

Thank you for making your rural voice heard.