The IDAHO REPORTER has posted yet another hard hitting story you won’t find in the old legacy media.
UPDATE— Saturday DAILY PAPER has the story as well as AP.
This time they quote Legislative Services Office Director Jeff Youtz (the people who help draft the bills). “Because of these staff reductions and retirements, I had the money and I felt that my employees deserved them (bonuses),” Youtz said.
Poor guy needs a reality check: HE didn’t have the money–it was ours–and the employees are also OURS, just like Youtz.
Idaho’s Legislative Services Office (LSO), which assists state lawmakers, paid out bonuses of at least $1,200 to 59 employees this year. The $94,633 given out is almost 42 percent of all bonuses given out to state employees, though the director of the agency said it’s in an effort to reward staff amidst shrinking staffs and budgets.
“I think the employees we have left that are doing more with less deserve that kind of recognition and compensation,” said LSO Director Jeff Youtz.
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