Ever wonder what all of those people in the legislative building pull down each year? WELL, the N&O has finally done something useful and created a database of legislative staff salaries. The General Assembly is a part-time entity. It is not supposed to meet year-round. But you have staffers making what would be a VERY generous salary for a FULL-time job. Click here to search by name. (Yes, it IS tax money.)
Remember David Capen in this story? He heads up a political consulting firm while working as “policy director” for Majority Leader John Bell. He makes $51,056 a year for his “policy director”, um, “work.”
Interestingly, there is also a Rachel Capen on the General Assembly payroll. She’s a “House Legislative Clerk.” No word on whether there is any relation.