CARES Act funding won’t cover Iowa’s accounting software upgrade

StateScoop: Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds announced on Monday that she will reallocate $21 million in CARES Act funding that had been marked to pay for accounting software.

Reynolds’ announcement marks the end of a battle between her office and the office of State Auditor Rob Sand, who in October found that using emergency federal funding to pay for the state’s financial and human resources management software was inappropriate. The state will recall the $21 million by the end of this week, Reynolds’ office said in a press release, and while Reynolds maintains her position that she did nothing wrong, she “respects the decision” from Sand.

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