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Living wage on the hill



Memo to Florida's Congressional delegation: get ready for a flurry of staffer raise requests, thanks to a new web site, LegiStorm,  showing what every member of Congress is paying their employees.

Check out these six month figures: Florida senior senator Bill Nelson's top aides are faring better than Republican Mel Martinez's (more than $77,000 for Nelson's chief of staff Pete Mitchell 10/1-3/31 and nearly $71,000 for communications director Dan McLaughlin in that period, compared to more than $71,000 for Martinez's chief of staff John Little and nearly $59,000 for communications director Kerry Feehery in that period).

Among House members it appears the top paid chiefs of staff work for CW Bill Young, John Mica, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, each earning just under $40,000 in the first three months of the year.

[Last modified: Wednesday, September 15, 2010 12:46pm]


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