When I looked into the creation of a new department after the Governor’s budget suggested it, I thought – how could they create a new department and not spend any more money?

Well I was right, bureaucracy is continuing to grow and cost the taxpayers more money. In the House budget (page 120), they specifically outline new positions and start-up costs for the new department.

  • General Counsel – $109,809
  • Accounting Director – $83,682
  • Accounting Technician – $37,199
  • Human Resources Specialist – $43,107

The start-up costs are $56,000 for the first year on a non-recurring basis.

In total, the new department has a budget of $7,368,298 for the first year and $7,312,298 for the second year of the biennium.