Sen. Janet Petersen, D-Des Moines, left, speaks during the Iowa Senate Government Oversight Committee hearing, Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Public Employment ... more 
Sen. Janet Petersen, D-Des Moines, left, speaks during the Iowa Senate Government Oversight Committee hearing, Thursday, April 17, 2014, at the Statehouse in Des Moines, Iowa. Public Employment Relations Board chairman Jim Riordan told the committee that aides to Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad pressured the board to hire a friend of the administration in the latest accusation that top government officials pushed to fill government positions with allies. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Charlie Neibergall
Thu, Apr 17, 2014 4:45 PM EDT