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Idaho Gives Governor 4 Percent Pay Raise

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - The governor got a pay raise this year, but he still earns less than half of what some of Idaho's public university presidents take home.

The Lewiston Tribune reports the state gave Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter a 4 percent salary increase in the current fiscal year. Otter now makes about $115,300, up from
$110,700 during the last fiscal year.

In comparison, Boise State University President Bob Kustra and University of Idaho President Duane Nellis each earn about $335,000 a year.

According to the state controller's office, 261 state employees earned more than the governor as of this month. That's down from last year, when nearly 300 employees made more than Otter, according to a report released last Friday.


      
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