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Resource ID: #16167
Subject: Local Government
Source: Register (Des Moines, Iowa)
Date: Sept. 22, 1999, Oct. 8, 1999



A Des Moines Register investigation revealed that Polk County board members often "go home early on weekdays to run personal errands -- which for one includes playing golf and slot machines -- despite claims that they typically work all day." With a $68,313 yearly salary, Polk County board members are among the highest-paid supervisors in US counties of similar size.

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