According to the News & Observer article, here's who got raises in his office.
- Tillis' General Counsel Jason Kay-27% raise from $110,000 to $140,00
- Tillis' Chief of Staff Charles Thomas-25% raise from $120,000 to $150,000
- Policy Advisers Christoper Hayes & Any Hobbs received $12,000 raises, $70,000 to $82,000
According to article, Tillis gave raises to seven members of his 14 member staff, and this was after pledging to have smaller payrolls for legislative staff than their predecessors. What is really disgusting about this whole affair, is that the North Carolina General Assembly refused to be courageous and make all the cuts in teacher assistants, and instead, passed on that bit of dirty work back to school districts in the form of "discretionary cuts." Apparently Thom Tillis likes employee cuts, salary freezes, and educations cuts, but does believe in rewarding his friends. Hypocrisy abounds in Raleigh, North Carolina. You can't tell the rest of the state government they must sacrifice when those around you are not.