I am actually intrigued by the appointment of Costello to the new Executive Committee created by the Governor-Elect. His actual work experience, entrepreneurial background and his CPA credentials make him an interesting selection for this government job. I worked with Pat when he was a city councilor. He was passionate about his opinions and fiscally very conservative. It will be interesting to watch his progress on state economic development issues.
I have some questions about these new executive committee appointments. Are these new positions full time jobs? Will Pat and the other appointments move to Pierre? What are the annual salaries of these new super cabinet positions? Are they eligible to get state benefits and state pensions?
Super cabinet and regular cabinet positions. State government is growing at the executive level, no doubt about it. Interesting considering the budget problems.