Source of Iowa’s secret settlement money revealed

Secret settlements to former state employees were paid from accounts that are supposed to cover construction management costs, efforts to make government buildings energy efficient and general operations, newly disclosed state records show. Meanwhile, another batch of records made public this week shows that former Gov. Chet Culver’s administration also engaged in secret settlement deals, albeit fewer than the number signed by Gov. Terry Branstad’s staff the past three years.

Source: The Des Moines Register

Posted on: April 2, 2014