Idaho Official Who Resigned Still on the Job Making the Same Paycheck
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Former Idaho Department of Administration Director Teresa Luna is still working at the state agency at the same salary, even though the governor announced her resignation in March.
The Spokesman-Review newspaper in Spokane, Washington reports that Luna is now employed as a "program specialist" and is earning $95,000 — which is more than her replacement interim director. Luna oversaw the agency in charge of Idaho's now failed $60 million public school broadband contract. In February, a district judge ruled the contract was illegal and violated the state's procurement laws.
The broadband program is now housed in the Idaho Department of Education. Gov. C.L. "Butch" Otter said last month that Luna would resign at the end of the legislative session, which was April 11. The governor's spokesman says Luna's last day at the agency will be May 8.