Lawmaker demands audit of 'no-show' Iowa appointee

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Posted: Tuesday, April 29, 2014 12:00 am

IOWA CITY (AP) — A state senator demanded an audit Tuesday into an arrangement in which Iowa Secretary of State Matt Schultz allowed his top political appointee to keep a $126,000 annual salary for seven months after taking away his management duties.

Sen. Liz Mathis said Schultz's chief deputy Jim Gibbons appears to have been a "no-show employee" for months before he resigned in December 2012, as reported last week by the Associated Press. She said Schultz, a Republican leaving the office to run for Congress, "owes Iowa taxpayers an explanation and an apology."

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