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11 Expanding skilled workforce is key to continued growth
by By Liz Mathis State Senator · Opinions | October 14th, 2016

Iowa's shortage of skilled workers has been our biggest obstacle to economic growth. Investing in education and job training can change that.
12 Americans deserve fuel choices at the pump
by By Liz Mathis State Senator · Opinions | September 30th, 2016

Here in Iowa, we encourage gas stations to install flex fuel pumps and other equipment to offer homegrown, renewable ethanol and biodiesel. The Legislature's investment of $3 million this year will continue to make tax credits available for retailers that provide biodiesel, E85 and E15; and will increase a tax credit for retailers that supply B11 and higher blends of biodiesel.
13 Working hard and putting Iowans first
by By Liz Mathis State Senator · Opinions | September 22nd, 2016

I love Iowa. I grew up on a farm. Our family owns a business here. My husband and I graduated from the University of Iowa and our children have attended UI and Kirkwood Community College. I am a former journalist and now work for a non-profit organization that helps children. We live in Robins and are invested in our community.
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