July 03, 2008

North Carolina first lady gets 88% pay raise

Once again, faithful Colossus reader Fred Gregory is on the case:

On the same day her lavish spending on an overseas trip was front-page news (see here, at Colossus), [Democrat] Gov. Mike Easley’s wife Mary received a $79,700 pay raise for her job at North Carolina State University, according to public records obtained from the school.

Ms. Easley began working at NCSU three years ago with the title of executive-in-residence/senior lecturer. Until June 30 her salary was $90,300, but as of July 1 it was raised 88 percent to $170,000. Her position title remains the same, according to records.

Her raise gives her a salary nearly $35,000 more than her husband's, who makes $135,854 as the state's top elected official.

Manoman. I'm damn lucky if I get a COLA raise every year. 88% sure sounds nice, eh?

Posted by Hube at July 3, 2008 11:04 AM | TrackBack

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Still a smaller raise than Michelle Obama got after her husband was elected to the Senate.

Posted by: Paul Smith Jr at July 3, 2008 11:07 AM

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