A bill working its way through the Iowa Statehouse could change the makeupof county compensation boards — panels that consider raises for electedcounty officials. Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors Chairman RogerBroers says the bill is coming about due to political pressure.Broers says the proposed legislation could hurt the comp board processbecause the pay of key deputies in the offices of elected officials arebased on a percentage of the elected official’s pay. He says it couldpenalize those people if the salaries of elected officials were based onpolitics.The Cerro Gordo County’s Compensation Board meets every December torecommend raises for the county’s elected leaders. The supervisors can theneither accept the recommendations or lower them, but they cannot raise thereccomendations.
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