Governor Hedgefund keeps expanding his political petting zoo.
From the State Journal-Register:
Gov. Rauner hires former Comptroller Munger as deputy governorWho the hell needs TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) when you have RAUNER (Revenue Augmentations and Upgrades for Not-Employed Republicans)?
By Bernard Schoenburg
Gov. Bruce Rauner Friday named former state Comptroller Leslie Munger to a $135,000-a-year post as deputy governor - bringing to at least 29 people the Rauner administration has hired from the comptroller's office since Munger was defeated for election in November.
The combined annual salaries of people from Munger's office hired by the Rauner administration now tops $2 million.
Rauner said Munger, who lost the election to Democratic Comptroller Susana Mendoza, will focus on long-term budgeting and work with human-services organizations hit hard by the state budget impasse.
Rauner's office said Munger, a Lincolnshire Republican, will serve in addition to current Deputy Governor Trey Childress, and her salary is the same as what she was paid as comptroller...