The Big Lug Nut will need a big old slice for bringing up a State Auditor criticizing Terry Branstad's fiscal practices as Governor.
If you legitimize one State Auditor's beliefs, you legitimize them all...
Iowa Auditor David Vaudt says Chet Culver's proposed budget violates the state's spending limits and contains a $400 million shortfall.
He also says it uses accounting gimmicks to appear balanced.
Cooked books by the Big Lug Nut, how does that taste?
Here's a one time statehouse reporter of that era's take on the REAL story.
It is ironic the then Auditor who complained about Branstad transferred money between accounts, was pressuring Branstad back in 1992 to transfer money between accounts to avoid laying off workers.
As for me, I'll go with the guy who skillfully managed “two sets of books”, and actually helped usher in reforms to Iowa's budgets, over the guy who's inept at handling one.
And the scientific community is united in that fact.