IPR's Clay Masters talks with Des Moines Register Investigative Reporter Jason Clayworth about his investigative report.
A recent investigative report by the Des Moines Register uncovered secret settlements made by the state to fired state workers. Those ex-staffers say they were let go because of their ties to Democrats.
Statehouse Democrats say the legislature's oversight committee will be very busy in the coming weeks, as they look into recent allegations against the Terry Branstad administration. They say the panel will first look into reports of secret settlements to fired state workers.
Students, teachers, and other school personnel turned out in Des Moines Monday for Governor Branstad’s second Bullying Prevention Summit. The governor vowed to strengthen state law to combat bullying online. But not everyone agrees.
Iowa’s biggest economic development deal was announced Wednesday. As Governor Terry Branstad puts it… it’s all about wind energy. Mid-American Energy will in invest 1-point-9 billion dollars in Iowa to add up to 1,050 megawatts of wind generation. That’s about 656 new wind turbines IN IOWA by 2016. Branstad says Iowa’s wind energy industry is a good selling point for high-tech companies like Facebook which just announced it would build a data center in Altoona, just outside of Des Moines.