CBS 2 - Search Results

The following is an archived video story. The text content of that video story is available below for reference. The original video has been deleted and is no longer available.

Judge to Testify Before Senate Panel

DES MOINES, IA (AP) -- The Senate Government Oversight Committee is calling judges who decide Iowa unemployment cases to testify in an investigation into alleged abuse of power at Iowa Workforce Development.   

Former Chief Administrative Law Judge Joe Walsh is the first witness to appear Tuesday. He's filed a wrongful termination lawsuit against the state claiming the agency's director, Teresa Wahlert, laid him off after he opposed her efforts to change his job to a political appointment and to favor employers over workers in unemployment decisions.   

The committee has for months been investigating allegations of a hostile work environment at state agencies, questionable hiring practices and misallocation of funds in Gov. Terry Branstad's administration.   

Branstad, a Republican, says the committee run by Senate Democrats is motivated by politics.

Copyright 2014 Associated Press.  All rights reserved.  This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
 
Advertise with us!
Brought to you by:
Brought to you by:

Washington Times

Sponsored content