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Governor Reynolds Gave Two Agency Directors $96,000 In Bonuses This Year

Statewide Iowa — An eastern Iowa newspaper is reporting Governor Kim Reynolds has given two state agency directors big bonuses this year.

The Cedar Rapids Gazette got documents showing the governor gave Iowa Homeland Security director Paul Trombino a 46-thousand dollar bonus in February, bringing his annual salary to nearly 160-thousand dollars.

Debi Durham, the director of the Iowa Economic Development Authority and the Iowa Finance Authority, got a 50-thousand dollar bonus in January. Durham had been Economic Development Authority director since 2011, but in 2018 Reynolds fired the Finance Authority’s director, who was accused of sexual harassment, and asked Durham to lead that agency as well.

Documents posted on the newspaper’s website show Durham’s salary this year will top 200-thousand dollars.

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