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Branstad’s unemployment office veto ruled unconstitutional by Iowa Supreme Court

posted Mar 19, 2012, 11:31 AM by Andy Bock   [ updated Feb 25, 2013, 8:52 PM ]
 

Gov. Terry Branstad’s veto that closed 36 Iowa unemployment offices last summer is unconstitutional, the Iowa Supreme Court unanimously ruled in an opinion released this morning.

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The ruling confirms Polk County Judge Brad McCall’s ruling in December that sided with opponents of the closures and who argued that a governor cannot redirect money struck through in a line-item veto. 

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