Oversight Committee Meets For Iowa Veterans Home

DES MOINES, Iowa — The 2014 legislative session is now over, but some lawmakers will be busy at the Statehouse Monday. The legislative oversight committee picks back up Monday.

The committee was already looking into settlement agreements given to fired state workers. Much of the focus has been on the Department of Administrative Services, but the hearings will extend to the Iowa Veterans Home in Marshalltown at 10:30 a.m.

Lawmakers are questioning how bids for renovation work at the facility were awarded. In 2011, the initial contract priced the work at $65,000, but ballooned to $2.6 million.

Seven people are scheduled to testify Monday. Five of the witnesses were subpoenaed to appear. This is the first time people have been called before the committee by subpoena.

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