Arkansans are not pleased. According to a recent poll by Talk Business, public support for the lottery is decidedly mixed—and even leaning to the negative side. The poll was conducted July 13-15 by telephone with 600 likely Arkansas voters, and the results are quite telling.
Private sector salaries for publicly-funded jobs.
That’s the type of high-level payouts the Arkansas Lottery Commission is offering to potential candidates for the following 34 positions. According to the Lottery Commission’s new website, employees of Arkansas’ state-run lottery will be paid as follows:
Arkansas’ new lottery sheriff earns more than the head of the State Police Department.
That’s the latest news coming out of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette. According to an article by Michael Wickline and Seth Blomeley, Governor Beebe is finally criticizing the exorbitant salaries lottery employers are receiving. In particular, Beebe does not agree with the lottery commission’s opinion that the lottery security director, Lance Huey, be paid over $115,000 per year–several thousand dollars more than the head of the State Police.