Iowa GOP creating a friendly workplace, for lawyers
So we the taxpayers are officially paying the $1.75 million bill to settle a sexual harassment lawsuit leveled against Republicans who run the Iowa Senate. This past summer, a jury awarded former Senate GOP communications staffer Kirsten Anderson $2.2 million.
With the settlement, approved this week, we’re getting a discount. Feel better?
You should, because, according to Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix, R-Shell Rock, this sort of thing is just business as usual.
In the wake of the settlement, Dix, according to Des Moines Register columnist Kathie Obradovich, argued “this kind of thing happens all the time across state government.” Lewd conduct, women being asked about their breast size and comments about teenage pages’ skirt lengths?
Read Todd’s full article here.