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Stories with person: Chet Culver
  • Iowa workforce chief gave judge positive reviews 
    Updated: Apr-16-14 3:05 pm
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - Iowa Workforce Development Director Teresa Wahlert approved positive performance evaluations for the agency's former chief unemployment appeals judge, records show, undermining her public claims that he was a poor manager who decided cases slowly.

  • Senator wants review of Iowa Veterans Home firings 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 6:37 pm
  • IOWA CITY, Iowa - A lawmaker called for an investigation Monday to determine why so many more workers at the Iowa Veterans Home have been fired and disqualified from future state employment under Gov. Terry Branstad than his predecessors.

  • Iowa's popular governor suddenly put on defense 
    Updated: Apr-14-14 12:53 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - In Terry Branstad's nearly 20 years as governor of Iowa, he has earned a reputation for steady management, frugality and a distinct absence of drama. Gray-haired, smiling and always attired in a crisp business suit, he's been a model of Midwestern stability and owner of a public approval rating over 60 percent.

  • Iowa hires nearly 400 without advertising the jobs 
    Updated: Apr-13-14 8:43 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - At least 386 state employees have been hired by Gov. Terry Branstad's administration without advertising the positions, but this is not a new practice in Iowa.

  • Iowa agency head denies money was paid for silence 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 5:50 pm
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - The director of the Iowa Department of Administrative Services said Thursday he paid no hush money to fired workers as part of their settlement agreements with the state, contradicting testimony by several workers who say they were offered cash to remain quiet.

  • Senate supports audits of settlement agreements 
    Updated: Apr-03-14 11:10 am
  • DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Senate has passed a Democratic-sponsored amendment to a state spending bill that would require the state auditor to look into confidential settlement agreements with fired state workers during Gov. Terry Branstad's current term.