The state of Idaho has settled a discrimination and wrongful firing lawsuit filed by the former director of the transportation department.
Idaho Transportation Department Spokesman Mel Coulter acknowledged the settlement with Pam Lowe Monday, but declined to disclose terms.
Lowe told the Spokesman-Review she is pleased with the resolution. But she also declined to share details.
Lowe was terminated in May 2009 amid criticism from lawmakers in the wake of a legislative battle to fund road and bridge maintenance.
But in court documents, Lowe claimed she was fired because she tried to reduce on a contract with a company that was a big campaign donor to Governor Butch Otter.
Lowe argued she was fired for refusing to bend to political pressure and was a victim of gender discrimination. (AP)