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  •  Gotta share the sacrifice. (1+ / 0-)
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    Cassandra Waites

    May they'll get some retirees to volunteer for this. Our returning Gov is a state retiree. I'm sure they won't get the same deal that he gets.

    Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad is collecting both a salary as governor and a state pension for earlier service--a legal practice, but one critics say is hypocritical given the governor’s plans to slash public spending and his calls for shared sacrifice.

    Branstad has been receiving pension payments that reflect his prior 26-year tenure as governor, lieutenant governor and state lawmaker since he was sworn in for a fifth term last month following a 12-year hiatus from state service, spokesman Tim Albrecht said Tuesday. The Republican's salary will not reduce his retirement benefits, unlike other retired state workers under age 65 who return to service, because of a provision he signed into law as governor in 1992 that exempts retirees who return as elected officials from pension cuts.

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