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Paying people in Idaho

They want to keep good people at the University of Idaho? President Duane Nellis is leaving because he didn’t make his $300,000-plus per year.

I think before you do that, you should pay all of the people in Idaho a higher minimum wage. Then, someone who wants to go to the university just might be able to afford it. With their education, Idaho might be able to get better people for the jobs.

Bones Ballard



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