Terry E. Branstad

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  • Iowa Senate Democrats vow more questions on hiring

    Iowa Senate Democrats said Tuesday they would ask tough questions about state hiring practices and whether the state has saved the money it forecast from turning over management of most construction projects to a private company as part of a reorganization ordered by Republican Gov. Terry Branstad in 2011.


  • Branstad scandal ensnares key Iowa link to China

    Chinese Association of Iowa executive director Swallow Yan has helped connect Gov. Terry Branstad with Chinese presidents and residents, boosting relations between a farming state and a growing superpower with a huge demand for Iowa's agricultural exports.


  • Senator wants review of Iowa Veterans Home firings

    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.


  • Panel asks managers to return for more questioning

    Two top managers at the Iowa Department of Administrative Services answered lawmakers' questions during a nearly two-hour hearing Monday but did not clarify the big question: Who authorized settlement agreements with former state employees in which money was paid for secrecy?


  • Branstad: Action needed to protect Iowa students

    Gov. Terry Branstad has called on the Legislature to take action following an Iowa Supreme Court ruling that found school coaches cannot be convicted of sexual exploitation by a school employee under current law.


  • Recent editorials published in Iowa newspapers

    Mason City Globe Gazette. April 13, 2014.


  • Branstad awards funds to 2 renewable fuel sites

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad has awarded grants to two fueling sites in an effort to expand access higher blends of ethanol and biodiesel.


  • Iowa's popular governor suddenly put on defense

    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

    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.


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