(AP) _ Lost in the controversy over an Iowa investigator's firing is a surprising fact: he hasn't lost his pay since being terminated in July. A little-known law requires the Department of Public Safety to pay terminated supervisors while they appeal their firings administratively, which can take a year or longer. That means former special agent Larry Hedlund still receives his $96,500 salary even as some Democratic lawmakers demand his reinstatement, claiming he was unfairly punished for reporting the Republican governor's speeding SUV. A state patrol sergeant remains on the payroll after his June firing. A third fired DPS supervisor received nearly $90,000 during a 14-month appeal that ended in 2010. Hedlund says he was stunned to learn he'd remain on the payroll after his firing and that he'd rather be working.
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