Governor Terry Branstad spoke in depth Monday for the first time about the transition of power in state government when he leaves to become the U-S Ambassador to China.
Branstad says he may be in office through this year’s legislative session, as he says it can take some time for an appointment to be approved by the U-S Senate.
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Branstad says he says he will continue with business as normal until he is is confirmed by the Senate.
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Branstad says it is possible he could be governor through the legislative session.
He acknowledges he will face challenges in his new job.
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Branstad says he’s also been told that he will have to fill out a mountain of paperwork to be confirmed as an ambassador, but hasn’t seen any of it arrive yet.