Thursday, January 03, 2013

We Take Care Of Our Own?

Somehow I think that when Bruce Springsteen came to Iowa and sang "We Take Care Of Our Own," this wasn't what we had in mind:

Gov. Terry Branstad today appointed Stewart Iverson of Clarion to a $137,000-a-year post on the Iowa Property Tax Assessment Appeal Board. The governor said Iverson, a former Iowa Senate Republican leader who also served in the Iowa House, has agreed to his request to chair the panel...

Iverson had picked up a job with Jerry Behn, even resigning early from the House to take it. But when Behn was ousted as Senate GOP leader, Stew was gone too.

This job has a bit more security that Senate Republican leader, but then, so does Professor of Defense Against the Dark Arts. Iverson stays through April 30, 2017, well into the third year of Chet Culver's comeback term.


Maureen said...

That's a pretty sweet job appointment. Is it40 hours a week duties or just on an as needed basis?

Rod Sullivan said...

The State Property Tax Appeals Board is a completely unnecessary bureaucratic creation that does nothing but cost taxpayers money at every level.

It is one of the worst ideas of the past decade.