Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds is coming under fire from a Sioux City lawmaker.
Just hours after Reynolds was in Sioux City for the 15th Tri-State Governors’ Conference Sioux City State Rep. Chris Hall announced he is calling for a special audit of the state’s finances.
Hall’s call for an audit comes after the governor declined to call a special session of the legislature to deal with a multi-million dollar budget shortfall.
Hall, who sits on the appropriations committee questions whether Reynolds is using budget gimmicks or keeping two sets of books.
In his letter to State Auditor Mary Mosiman, Hall says, “On June 30th, the state was $104 million short of closing the books with a balanced budget. On September 21st, the Reynolds Administration said the state only needed $14.6 million to close the books on Fiscal Year 2017. Iowa taxpayers deserve to know whether the Reynolds Administration used budget gimmicks (delayed payments), shell games (transfers), or kept two sets of books to close the fiscal year and avoid a special session.”