Oak Ridge Middle School in Marion has been honored by the State Board of Education for raising achievement among students who traditionally face challenges in the classroom. The school was… Read more »
It was a short week at the Capitol because of Martin Luther King Day and Old Man Winter pulled a fast one on us with the ice storm. The meetings… Read more »
We have finished the first week of the 87th Iowa General Assembly. It feels good to be back and to serve the constituents of Senate District 34: Cedar Rapids, Marion,… Read more »
The 2017 session gavels in on Monday, January 9. We have a lot of work to do to help create more good jobs, better schools and expanded access to quality… Read more »
Reaction by State Senator Liz Mathis (D) of Robins to news that Iowa Medicaid is in financial crisis: “Thanks to the Branstad-Reynolds team, and the haphazard way managed care was designed and implemented, Iowa’s taxpayers face millions in increased expenditures and the health and safety of one in six Iowans is at risk. Governor Branstad, Lt. Governor Reynolds and the Legislature must make fixing the Medicaid mess a top priority for the 2017 session.”
The Enhance Iowa Board awarded a $ 1 million Community Attraction & Tourism grant to Prospect Meadows in Marion. This project includes the construction of a 16-field sports complex for baseball and softball, a Miracle Field for people with disabilities, walking trail, supervised play area, recreation lake, a two-acre flower garden, concession stands, restrooms and a storm shelter.