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More than 60 top staffers in Legislature drawing six-figure salaries



To help shrink state government, the new leaders of the Legislature have brought in a stable of advisers at six-figure salaries. In the House, incoming Speaker Dean Cannon has given salaries of at least $100,000 to 28 staffers. In the Senate, 33 will earn six figures under incoming President Mike Haridopolos. Both leaders say the pay is justified for their skilled workers, yet the numbers stand out in a state where average wages are stagnating, 1 million Floridians can't find work and Republican Gov.-elect Rick Scott wants to eliminate up to 6,000 state jobs. Story here.

[Last modified: Thursday, November 11, 2010 8:46pm]


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