Total number of state
employees, not including
colleges and universities: 29,727
Number making above $75,000 per year: 625 (2 percent)
Percentage of all state
employees who are women: 58
Percentage of employees
earning above $75,000
who are women: 22
Ledbetter, the former state Board of Education chair who cast the decisive vote in 2015 to take over the LRSD, writes that Education Commissioner Johnny Key "has shown time and again that he is out of touch with our community and the needs of the district." However, Ledbetter supports the May 9 vote as a positive for the district's students and staff.
Robocalls -- recorded messages sent to thousands of phone numbers -- are a fact of life in political campaigns. The public doesn't like them much, judging by the gripes about them, but campaign managers and politicians still believe in their utility.