Iowa Taxpayers’ Watchdog Under Attack

From our inbox: Action alert from
Glenn Hurst, Rural Caucus Chair for the Iowa Democratic Party 

State Auditor Rob Sand discusses the implications of SF478, a bill that regulates the transparency of government records. Sand explains how this bill undercuts the independence of the non-partisan approach needed for the Iowa Auditor’s Office to do its job as the taxpayers’ watchdog. It enables state departments to effectively stop any audit it doesn’t want to occur and puts federal dollars for a variety of projects at risk if related records are not subject to audit.

Rob Sand is Iowa’s 33rd State Auditor. He was elected in 2018 after serving seven years as Iowa’s chief public corruption prosecutor in the Iowa Attorney General’s Office. Rob was born and raised in Decorah. After high school, he attended Brown University, then returned to Iowa to attend the University of Iowa Law School on a full merit scholarship.

Once you’ve registered, you’ll receive a link to connect you at the time of the event.

Rural Caucus Forum with Rob Sand

WHAT: “Iowa’s Office of the People Under Attack: Why and How We Oppose SF 478”

WHEN: Thursday, March 23 at 7:30 pm.

WHERE:  On Zoom

WHO: Public – anyone on or off Facebook

– Register at

– It will also be available live on Facebook


This entry was posted in Blog for Iowa and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink.