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Article updated: 9/18/2013 10:56 AM

What 167 state appointees cost taxpayers: $6.9 million

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Taxpayers spent nearly $6.9 million last year to cover the salaries and expenses of 167 appointed members of 23 state boards and commissions. And because the state is on the verge of creating another salaried board to handle concealed weapon permit appeals, the cost is going to grow by more than $260,000 next year.
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