Barfield now officially Secretary of Revenue
BATON ROUGE - Gov. Bobby Jindal officially has a new revenue secretary, months after he named who he wanted in the job.
Tim Barfield told lawmakers Thursday that he was formally appointed as secretary of the Department of Revenue.
Barfield started working as department head in October, but he was called executive counsel in order to get a pay hike. His $250,000 salary was twice what was paid to his predecessor and what was included in this year's budget.
Jindal put Barfield in the executive counsel job to circumvent the salary cap on the revenue secretary's position, until lawmakers agreed to the pay hike in next year's budget.
The $250,000 secretary's salary will take effect with the new 2013-14 fiscal year that begins July 1.