State Controller Brandon Woolf has launched a great new website called TRANSPARENT IDAHO which shines the light of public scrutiny on how our taxes are spent. He built the site for $28,000 using part of his annual budget to do it.
That light was glaring with intensity when the GUARDIAN took a look at HIGHEST PAID state employees. Of the top 20 who make more than Gov. Butch Otter’s $115,348, 16 are at Boise State University and 11 of those are in the athletic department.
Of course the highest paid state employee is BSU foot ball “Coach Pete” at $1,086,009–nine times as much as the Gov. But the Gov hasn’t won bowl games every year either.
The site is full of all sorts of interesting agreements and expenditures–including a $1,000,000 deal on BREAST PUMPS.
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