Branstad has private email account, deposition shows

Gov. Branstad has consistently said the reason he has been absent from tens of thousands of email communications provided to the public in recent record requests is he doesn't have a state email account and doesn't sent or receive email. But his deposition in a recent court case shows he still received electronic communications via a special app on his phone.

Source: The Des Moines Register

Posted on: March 25, 2015

Iowa’s cost of secret worker settlements tops $500,000

Newly released documents show additional costs associated with 24 secret settlements made to former Iowa state employees. Large sections of the documents were blacked out, but other sections showed thousands of dollars to provide back pay or allow the employees to convert unused sick time into cash.

Source: The Des Moines Register

Posted on: March 31, 2014