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Fabian Nunez gives his chief of staff an additional $100k

July 9, 2008 | 11:42 am

You read that right. Fabian Nuñez gave Daniel Eaton $100,000 on top of his $212,000 salary for "campaign consulting," our own Nancy Vogel reports:

Former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez gave his chief of staff, who is already the highest-paid employee in the Legislature, an additional $100,000 this year for "campaign consulting."

The Los Angeles Democrat in April transferred the money from a ballot-measure committee he controls to Daniel Eaton, according to records filed this week with the secretary of state.

Neat trick, considering Eaton never actually took any time off from his regular job. Here's what Nunez has to say about Eaton:

"Danny's worth his weight in gold, and not only is there great expertise there, there is a ton of weekend and after-hours' work, and I've never been the kind to not reward exceptional effort."

Nancy's full story is here.

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