January 11, 2011

Gov. Sandoval releases office's salary information

The Nevada News Bureau reports:

In an apparent move to increase the transparency of his administration, Gov. Brian Sandoval released today the annual salaries of his staff. His 17 staff positions, one of which is vacant, consume about $1 million of the governor’s executive budget.

His highest paid employee, Chief of Staff Heidi Gansert, will earn $124,988 this year. The lowest paid, Celia Magana, is an administrative assistant in Las Vegas earning $29,984.

This action is an encouraging early step by the Sandoval administration. Let's hope it's the first of many that he and other lawmakers take to help bring more transparency and accountability to Nevada's government.