Taylor Votes Against Palmer’s Reappointment

Written by Theresa Rose on April 15, 2015

Statement by Senator Rich Taylor on Tuesday’s confirmation of Chuck Palmer as the Director of the Iowa Department of Human Services by a vote of 39-11
“Today I voted against the confirmation of Governor Branstad’s reappointment of Chuck Palmer to serve the people of Iowa as the Director of the Department of Human Services.
“I did so because the actions of Governor Branstad and Director Palmer have reduced essential services to Iowa families struggling with difficult health care problems. At the same time, their actions are threatening the public safety of all Iowans.
“I believe Director Palmer failed to stand up for the people of Iowa when Governor Branstad recklessly—and I believe illegally—closed the Iowa Juvenile Home and two of Iowa’s mental health