Speaking of nepotism, Governor Kristi Noem’s son-in-law appears to have just gotten a raise.
Last week, on noting the departure of Noem’s daughter Kennedy from her “policy analyst” sinecure in Pierre for graduate school in Tennessee, I checked the salary of Kennedy’s brother-in-law, Kyle Peters. Open.sd.gov listed hunky Kyle‘s salary in the Governor’s Office of Economic Development at $60,377.63. That’s the figure we expected from the 2% raise all state employees got on July 1.
Evidently Kennedy’s departure has freed up cash to sprinkle some more grandbaby incentives on Kyle:
Whatever Kyle is doing, he must have done 5% more of it in July, because he’s getting 5% more in his paycheck now than he was after last month’s 2% raise. Keep up the good work, Kyle!