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1 Senator Mathis on Voter ID law under Senate consideration
by Liz Mathis State Senator · Opinions | March 23rd, 2017

I had a nice conversation with Linn County Auditor, Joel Miller about the voter ID bill, also known as the Election Modernization and Integrity Act (HF516), which just passed in the House. When I asked Miller if we needed such a law he said, "no."
   
2 Linn-Mar students influence texting and driving bill in senate
by Liz Mathis State Senator · News | March 16th, 2017

Linn-Mar students who visited the Capitol last month to advocate for stricter texting and driving laws helped influence the passage of the first texting and driving bill of the session. The bill states that if a homicide by vehicle involves the use of an electronic communication device, it will be considered a Class C felony. The new bill is SF444. There are other parts to the bill that pertain to drunk driving as well.
   
3 Iowa Public Employees Retirement System to see changes
by Liz Mathis State Senator · Robins | March 9th, 2017

Is the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS) next on the chopping block? We have been getting a lot of questions from constituents about the retirement security of Iowans. I am concerned about suggestions by Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds and special-interest groups that major changes are ahead for IPERS.
   
4 Senator Mathis reports from the Capitol
by Liz Mathis State Senator · Opinions | March 9th, 2017

Last week was especially busy at the Capitol because the first "funnel" deadline is this Friday. This deadline requires that all bills we want to continue in the legislative process be passed out of a Senate committee and ready for debate on the floor.
   
5 Iowa Public Employees Retirement System to see changes
by Liz Mathis State Senator · Opinions | March 2nd, 2017

Is the Iowa Public Employees Retirement System (IPERS) next on the chopping block? We have been getting a lot of questions from constituents about the retirement security of Iowans. I am concerned about suggestions by Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds and special-interest groups that major changes are ahead for IPERS.
   
6 Collective bargaining and a visit from Linn-Mar students
by Liz Mathis State Senator · Opinions | February 23rd, 2017

There were two things of interest at the State Capitol last week. One was the result of the debate over wages and benefits for your children's teachers, local police and firefighters and even people who keep your streets plowed. The second event involved some committed Linn-Mar students and their school counselor who is helping channel their grief into good.
   
7 Iowa workers, families, and fairness
by By Liz Mathis State Senator · Opinions | February 16th, 2017

We have real issues in our economy: Iowans are working more for less; many have seen their health care and other benefits slashed; and there's an ever-widening gap between those at the top and the middle class. We must find ways to lift up all Iowans with fair wages, benefits and a better quality of life.
   
8 Iowa students deserve more
by By Liz Mathis State Senator · Opinions | February 9th, 2017

When we invest in kids, we invest in the future. So what will our future look like if we continue to shortchange our children? I knocked on your doors last summer and fall before the election and listened to you about the importance of education. You told me that was a top issue for your families and your future.
   
9 News at the Capitol and your survey responses
by By Liz Mathis State Senator · Opinions | February 2nd, 2017

This week we had some difficult decisions to make. The Governor and Lt. Governor announced we needed to make mid-year budget cuts. When we left the Capitol last year, we had an agreement between the House and Senate to balance the budget and the Governor signed the deal. As you may know, by law, we balance the budget each year. But we balanced on revenue estimates and the actuals that came in were not as predicted. The agriculture economy is having a slight downturn. So, there are now cuts in the making.
   
10 Efficiencies in Iowa courts save taxpayers money
by By Liz Mathis State Senator · News | January 19th, 2017

This week we faced an announcement from the Governor and Lt. Governor that the legislature must make mid-year budget cuts. Some feel the shortfall is from the agriculture downtown and others believe it's from giving away too many tax cuts and credits. Either way, we will be working to cut more than $100 million out of this year's budget before we go onto the next fiscal year.
   
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