If new gubernatorial son-in-law Kyle Peters was at all annoyed at being upstaged by Donald Trump on his own wedding tchotchkes, Governor Noem has made it up to her new little minion with cash.
After starting in the Treasurer’s Office at $53,000 and within a month moving to his mother-in-law’s Office of Economic Development and a salary of $55,000, Peters is up to $56,375.
Peters’s sister-in-law Kennedy has also received a raise: in her first post-college employment, the Governor’s daughter is up to $51,250 for her yearly work analyzing policy for her mom.
These raises are probably just the 2.5% increases budgeted for all state employees that Noem authorized in March. But it’s nice to see the folks running the state checkbook website were able to hustle out those salary updates before the fiscal year began.