Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Culver Says Little About 3 More IDED Firings

Iowa Governor Chet Culver didn't have a lot to say about three more dismissals at the Iowa Department of Economic Development. He said it was a personnel matter. He mentioned the "quick and decisive" action on this.

The Des Moines Register published a story Saturday that identified three workers with the IDED and showed emails from the three detailing their involvement with the film tax credit. Two days later, all three were fired from IDED. A reporter questioned Culver on the quick and decisive action when it took five months to fire the three workers. You can see his response at the beginning of the video below.

I also asked him whether this was IDED Director Bret Mills' decision to fire the workers. Culver said, "Yes. The directors hire and fire. They run their agencies. It's what they do."

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