Iowa Legislative Update—Jan. 11, 2022

Small Towns

Field Notes:
A Biweekly Review of Iowa's Legislative Session

The 2022 Iowa legislative session began yesterday, and we are returning to provide legislative updates from a rural perspective. This year’s session is expected to last 100 calendar days, ending in mid-April. 

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. Stay tuned for future Field Notes with updates and ways for you to get involved and advocate for what matters to you. 

To officially kick off the 2022 session, Gov. Kim Reynolds will outline her priorities for the year in her Condition of the State address, scheduled for today, Tuesday Jan. 11, at 6 p.m. The speech will be streamed live on Facebook and Iowa PBS.  

Click here to read more about the Center’s legislative priorities for the 2022 session. Policy Director Johnathan Hladik also previews the session in our latest episode of the Rural Rapport.  

If you have any questions, or would like to share the rural issues that are important to you, please do not hesitate to reach out to me at or 515-215-1294. 

Thank you for making your rural voice heard.