The head of an Iowa Senate committee looking into the hiring and firing practices of the Branstad administration is warning that the governor’s department heads may face tough prospects for reappointment in the Iowa Senate.
Iowa’s Crime Victim Assistance Program was under scrutiny before a Republican-dominated committee at the statehouse. The committee’s chairman says he got his questions answered about whether money was being misspent.
The Iowa legislature’s oversight committee questioned top administrators at the Iowa Department of Administrative Services over payments made to laid-off state workers for keeping their settlements with the state confidential. But lawmakers still don't know where the authorization for the so-called hush money came from.