Freshly minted Governor John Kasich took up his party’s rallying cry that public workers are making too damn much money. But the party line ends at the governor’s ledger, according to a document obtained by the political blog plunderbund.com.
Proposed salaries for Kasich’s top staff, it appears, will include handsome pay raises over their counterparts in Ted Strickland’s administration. For instance, Kasich’s chief of staff Beth Hansen will be making $170,000, which is more than Kasich himself will make and $47K more than Strickland’s chief earned.
Communications director Scott Milburn will be making $120,000, compared to $89,000 for Strickland’s guy. Press secretary Rob Nichols will make $90,000, which is $20K more than Strickland’s press secretary made.