A reader sent us a message suggesting Guv Butch might want to rethink his housing allowance–which was reported by the reader to be $4500 a month.
We don’t know if he actually gets that much for not living in his former father-in-law’s hilltop Guv Mansion, opting for the personal property along the river near Star. If he does get the stipend, it would sure be a nice gesture to give it back to the taxpayers in light of the legislative move to forego a pay hike and the tough times being faced by state workers–both in government and in the private sector.
Butch has some cash stashed, he will get a great PERSI retirement, probably something from Simplot, and whatever perks the U.S. House gives away. He can take a pass on the house allowance since he already owns it (not renting a temp spot like out of towner legislators) with little pain.
If he doesn’t get the allowance, then the reader needs to apologize and so will the GUARDIAN. Set us straight Jon.
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