There have been plenty of examples that raise questions whether government boards in Iowa truly understand they work for the people, not for government officials and employees — and that they are supposed to be looking out for the best interests of taxpayers. The latest example comes from Polk County, where county officials seemed determined to keep the public in the dark until after they had formally decided to sweeten the severance benefits for a handful of top employees — at a cost to taxpayers of hundreds of thousands of dollars. We have seen similar examples, both in local government and […]
The Iowa Starting Line Podcast host Pat Rynard interviews Minnesota Senator Amy Klobuchar about her plan to help struggling farmers, new restrictive abortion laws, and her Honest Ads proposal. Plus, we talk with Patty Judge about the developing Democratic primary field for Senate, the big upcoming Hall of Fame Dinner, and Trump’s E15 decision.