An irked Governor Branstad and Senator Grassley are still waiting to learn the whereabouts of 139 immigrant children federal officials sent to Iowa.Read More →
Betty Ellis doesn’t know why 100 dead people were registered to vote in Wright County.
That’s a problem. Ellis is the county auditor and in charge of elections there.Read More →
Kyle Thompson can keep as many snakes as he likes, but he can’t sell any because of objections from his neighbors.Read More →
His resume posted on the Iowa Public Employment Relations Board website stands out: “Conducted hundreds of grievance hearings and mediation sessions.”
So does his daily fee: $1,200 per day, plus “actual costs for meals, lodging and miscellaneous; IRS rate for mileage.”
But what most distinguishes Josh Tilsen from the other 59 arbitrators listing their services on the Iowa state government website? His full-time day job in the next state over, serving as commissioner of the Minnesota Bureau of Media Services at a salary of $95,000 per year.Read More →
Mistaken assumptions, bureaucratic screw-ups and language problems have led to the rear half of a Muscatine church being sold for unpaid property taxes.Read More →