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

State makes secret payouts to ex-workers

The state of Iowa has paid more than $282,000 over the past three years in secret settlement deals with six former employees, most of whom claimed their jobs were eliminated because they have Democratic ties. All were asked to sign confidentiality agreements that would have kept the settlements out of public view.

Source: The Des Moines Register

Posted on: March 18, 2014

UI Hospitals sends $180,000 in food waste to landfill

Investigative report from the Cedar Rapids Gazette digs up data from UI Hospitals, revealing 355,000 servings of food worth ended up in the dump. Liability worries keep hospital from donating prepared food. Check out response by Gov. Branstad.

Source: The Cedar Rapids Gazette

Posted on: January 24, 2013