Following the news of the other increases and decreases of salaries under the Kasich administration comes this report today from The Columbus Dispatch:
Besides paying many of his top staff members more than their counterparts in the previous administration, Gov. John Kasich also is paying nearly two-thirds of his cabinet members slightly more than their predecessors.
According to data released yesterday, the pay increases range from $686 for Christine Money, who is continuing to run the Department of Youth Services, to $24,003 for Budget Director Tim Keen.
Lt. Gov. Mary Taylor is getting $21,840 more to run the Department of Insurance than her predecessor earned.
Because six Kasich cabinet members are getting less pay than their counterparts, including $34,578 less for Health Director Theodore Wymyslo, the average increase for the 13 members is 1.3 percent. That figure does not include the salary of Development Director Mark Kvamme, which is $1. John Martin, who is remaining as director of the Department of Developmental Disabilities, is earning the same amount. Two positions have yet to be filled.
Other records released yesterday show that more than 11,700 people applied for jobs in the Kasich administration.