Friday, February 13, 2009

Culver, RIO mum on disaster relief questions

Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Matt Strawn today called upon Governor Chet Culver to take responsibility for the mismanagement and incompetence that continues to plague the Rebuild Iowa Office (RIO).

Chairman Strawn also said it was time for the Governor to answer a series of questions related to growing bipartisan concerns about the operations and staffing of RIO, saying, “Governor Culver, leaders lead, and it is time for you to step up, take responsibility for the systemic dysfunction at RIO, and provide clear answers to Iowa taxpayers and impacted families.”

Recent press reports and legislative inquiries have unveiled a pattern of RIO mismanagement that ranges from conflicting explanations for $19,000 worth of new carpets, to the hiring of high-priced lobbyists, to six-figure salary payments.

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