University of Iowa officials say they weren't intentionally ignoring a letter from the Iowa Freedom of Information Council.
It's just that no one had gotten around to opening the letter until last weekend.
In a letter dated Dec. 30 and sent to the new university president, FOI Council Executive Director Randy Evans raised concerns about UI's refusal to release documents related to work done for the university by a company owned by former Iowa Republican Party Chairman Matt Strawn.
The letter came in response to an Associated Press article concerning how Strawn’s company had received contracts worth about $320,000 without competitive bids. Continue…