The Poloncarz Administration is washing its hands of the Erie County Water Authority's decision to hire the county executive's brother.
According to the Buffalo News, Robb Poloncarz is working for the authority as a contract monitor at a salary of $55,000 a year.
A spokesman maintains Robb Poloncarz met the job's qualifications was hired based on his merits."
A water authority official says the state will schedule an exam to fill the position on a permanent basis.
The appointment provides fodder for critics who believe the water authority frequently loads its payroll with politically-connected employees.
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