Branstad: Officials need not pay back money

Managers responsible for a string of state government controversies, including secret settlements and work-from-home arrangements with three political appointees, won’t be held responsible under an Iowa taxpayer protection law because they didn’t go over budget, Gov. Branstad said.

Source: The Des Moines Register

Posted on: May 12, 2014

Family treatment court reunites parents with their children

Linn County Family Treatment Court, a partnership between courts and community professionals, participants go through substance abuse treatment and work on parenting skills. Federal funding runs out in September for the Linn court, along with four other pilot programs in the state, and the programs could come to an end unless legislators approve a judicial branch budget that includes more than $400,000 for family courts.

Source: The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette

Posted on: March 31, 2014