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Meet the new columnist. Same as the old columnist.

Corporate newspapers gave Daniel P. Finney the hook like a struggling reliever, but this blog is here to prove the old paragraph stacker has many innings to go before he hits the showers for good.

Iowa Workforce Development bigwigs hide when reporters come asking question about fraud, data breach

Scott Carpenter, a reporter for KCCI-TV, called me Monday. He was working on a story about Iowa Workforce Development, the fancy name our state government gives the unemployment office. Carpenter asked me if I was willing to be interviewed. I declined. I’ve got nothing against Carpenter. I don’t work for the news media anymore. I… Continue reading Iowa Workforce Development bigwigs hide when reporters come asking question about fraud, data breach

In Iowa, if someone steals your identity and claims your unemployment benefits, Iowa Workforce Development won’t pay you until they find the bad guy — even if you can prove your identity

My identity has been stolen. I may possess the driver’s license and Social Security card of one Daniel P. Finney of Des Moines. But these documents mean nothing against the weight of data in the computers at Iowa Workforce Development. Those computers say Daniel Finney has a different birthday than the one I celebrate, a… Continue reading In Iowa, if someone steals your identity and claims your unemployment benefits, Iowa Workforce Development won’t pay you until they find the bad guy — even if you can prove your identity


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