Iowa Governor Terry Branstad says his ownership of about a dozen rural buildings that house post offices in Iowa poses no conflict of interest with his criticism of the U.S. Postal Service's decision to close many rural post offices.
Branstad said only one of the 178 rural post offices slated for closure in Iowa is owned by him and his wife, Chris. That's a post office in Lohrville.
The governor says he wants to see a comprehensive plan from the
Postal Service about how it plans to deal with their budget troubles, and he says closing a handful of rural offices won't make a dent in the agency's budget troubles.