Iowa Senator is not transparent.

Iowa Senator Jeff Danielson, in his Iowa View commentary in the Des Moines Register on 3/6/2014 wrote that the bill he introduced (S.F. 2235) would improve transparency, oversight and accountability of government outsourcing agreements so that taxpayers won’t be, “…left holding the bag when the promise of savings is unfulfilled.”
He failed to mention that his bill requires that all government outsourcing contracts include, “A requirement that the compensation paid to employees of a recipient entity pursuant to the service contract shall be comparable to the compensation paid to public employees performing similar work or the average private sector wage for similar work, whichever is less.”
It appears that Senator Danielson was being less than fully transparent by not disclosing in his commentary that a key provision of the bill would protect state worker pay levels at a higher cost to taxpayers.