As you've probably heard, our Deputy Assistant Governor Pat McCrory gave a wee bit of a little raise to a couple of staffers.
Ricky Diaz and Matt McKillip worked for McCrory's campaign and were hired, respectively as the Department of Health and Human Services Communications Director and Chief Policy Advisor. In April, McCrory gave Diaz a raise of $23,000, giving him an annual salary of $85,000. McKillip got a raise of $22,500, giving him an annual salary of $87,500.
Both Diaz and McKillip, btw, are fresh out of college. Before working for the McCrory campaign, Diaz worked for Chris Christie. McKillip graduated from Georgetown and worked with the conservative American Enterprise Institute.
Many are shocked that two such inexperienced employees would get such a high salary. Could it be a couple of plum political jobs for some "friends"? Should the state be paying so much money to someone right out of college?
Do you think Art Pope might be outraged about these high salaries?
You bet he is!
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