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HOUSE ACTION: Bill Bans Secret Settlements

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The Iowa House has passed a bill to make it illegal for state employee severance deals to include confidentiality clauses.

It comes after it was revealed department heads in the Branstad administration offered 24 employees a separation agreement with a confidentiality clause.

The Iowa House passed legislation that would make it illegal for any future administration to offer the deals. The bill also requires all personnel settlements with public employees to be posted on a state website.

It passed the Republican-led house.

Des Moines Democrat Ruth Ann Gains, who voted against the bill, called it an attempt to sweep the scandal under the rug.

She says lawmakers should wait until the Oversight Committee’s Investigation into the deals is done.


  • John

    William whats the problem. The house saw a problem that has endured for several administrations and they passed legislation to stop it. I thought you prided yourself on not wearing blinders and keeping a open mind. Also why would you want to put lip stick on a pig I know the marrage laws are loosening up but pigs are still off limits young man.

  • bdouble

    John- You’ll see Williams posts are about 1130 and 12. He’s been smoking dope for 4 hours already.

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