Granting a 30 year-old political ad man with a salary commensurate with a circuit court judge, Speaker Gunn, through his Management Committee, has hired an assistant. This $110,000 a year hire comes at a time when the State budget is in dire straits, and drastic cuts are expected to be made to all state programs, from education to health care to transportation.
But hey, at least Speaker Gunn will have someone in a nice suit to write his press releases. For what it's worth, there was no such aide for Speaker McCoy.
The party of small government, indeed.