In Iowa, the lame duck Governor Culver worked out a contract with state employees….
From the Des Moines Register:
Gov. Chet Culver’s administration agreed Friday to offer pay increases for state employees that will cost taxpayers more than $200 million, despite Republican requests that the decisions be delayed until Terry Branstad becomes governor in January.
A Branstad spokesman called the deal “reckless,” and House Republican Leader Kraig Paulsen said it would likely lead to layoffs.
But Culver defended the decision, noting that most state employees took at least five unpaid days in the past year along with suspension of employer deferred compensation contributions.
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Should the sitting Governor have honored the election results and not worked on the new employee contracts — or was he just fulfilling his job responsibilities…..