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Posted October 21, 2016in Civic Skinny

Your ISU alumni dollars at work: $1.1 million was paid to foundation bosses Leath ordered fired without cause.

The Iowa State University Foundation has spent more than $1.1 million to buy out the contracts of two foundation presidents fired by university President Steve Leath. The two men were fired for no cause — other than the fact that Leath apparently didn’t like them. Both raised millions for the

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Posted October 02, 2016in Civic Skinny

U of I cuts graduation threshold in Ferentz contract. And for $4.5 million (plus), he agrees not to complain.

That huge new contract the University of Iowa has given football coach Kirk Ferentz has a new wrinkle or two. Besides paying him a minimum of $4.5 million in its first year — that’s a bit more than 11 times the salary of the President of the United States —

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Posted May 04, 2016in Civic Skinny

Polk GOP likes God and guns — but not public radio or TV.  Andringa quits. Hensley collects. LaMarca bills top $900,000.

  Not much has been happening of late in Chris Godfrey’s lawsuit against Gov. Terry Branstad and five other state officials named in the retaliation, defamation, extortion and discrimination proceeding. But that doesn’t mean the state officials’ lawyers haven’t been busy — busy billing, at least. The LaMarca Law Group,

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