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Iowa governor: Senate GOP should release info on harassment

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says Senate GOP officials should release information to the public about an internal investigation into alleged sexual harassment in the caucus if there's more to share. (MGN Online)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds says Senate GOP officials should release information to the public about an internal investigation into alleged sexual harassment in the caucus if there's more to share.

Reynolds told reporters Tuesday the office, which is run in part by Senate Majority Leader Bill Dix, should disclose any information not discussed during a recent trial, in which jurors sided with a former staffer who reported harassment. Jurors awarded former Senate GOP communications director Kirsten Anderson $2.2 million. The state later agreed to drop an appeal and pay Anderson $1.75 million.

Senate Republicans promised to investigate harassment issues. They announced recently their inquiry was complete, but no information would be made public due to privacy concerns.

Reynolds says there's a way to share information and protect privacy.

A message to the Senate GOP office wasn't immediately returned Tuesday.

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