It takes a lot of manpower and a lot of money to help Mike Easley run the governor’s office in North Carolina.
Figures released to The Daily Record by the Office of State Personnel show that as of June 4, Gov. Easley had 65 on his staff and a payroll of $3,169,448 in salaries alone.
You can add perhaps another 40 per cent to that figure for vacations, health insurance, sick leave, travel and other benefits.
And that doesn’t include the cost of office space, furnishings, computers, supplies, telephone, automobile expenses and a myriad of other costs.