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Popkey Will Pull Down $84K/Year

Idaho Statesman veteran political reporter and columnist Dan Popkey will make about $7,000 per month — or $84,000 per year — when he begins his new position as U.S. Representative Raul Labrador's press secretary, Labrador's deputy chief of staff Doug Taylor confirmed Wednesday. That's a little less, Taylor said, than the last person to hold that position. “A lot of people have been saying, 'Oh, OK, so Dan Popkey decided to cash in finally, decided to go take that high-paying federal job,” Taylor said. “He probably would have made more had he stayed at the Statesman. This wasn't about the money”/Idaho Press Tribune. More here.

Question: Gannett was paying Popkey $84K per year? Seriously?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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