The Naples Daily News’ Arek Sarkissian, 07/21/2016:

Gov. Rick Scott’s top staff members received more than $100,000 in pay increases in recent months after the appointment of a new chief of staff whose salary alone increased by $40,000, records show.

The pay increases in Scott’s Capitol suite began in April when Kim McDougal officially took over as chief of staff. Her salary increased to $170,000, pay records show. …

 

As the payroll for the top positions in Scott’s office increased by $107,399, the salary data show Scott’s office paid $13.4 million a year in salaries as of this month, $100,000 less than the $13.5 million in annual salaries it paid as of March, two days before McDougal officially became chief of staff April 1. …

Meanwhile, Scott’s annual salary remained at 12 cents. He is the first governor in state history to not take a salary.