Christie Administration Payroll Nearly $2M Higher than Corzine’s


christie-corzineNearly twice as many people are making $100,000 or more in New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s administration than were in former Gov. Jon S. Corzine’s. An Associated Press analysis has found that while Christie has proposed laying off 1,300 state workers, he is spending nearly $2 million more on annual salaries than his predecessor.

Under Corzine, 17 people made $100,000 or more in 2009 compared to 34 making six figures so far under Christie — including the governor himself, who makes $175,000.

Corzine’s payroll was $7 million last year. Christie’s is $8.9 million.

Earlier this month, Christie’s office posted a list of his staff and their salaries. It does not include Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, who also serves as the Secretary of State and makes $141,000.

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