Via Eric Boehm. Change the compensation package immediately!:
The Pennsylvania Turnpike Commission is the five-member governing body, with four members selected by the governor and confirmed by the state Senate. The state Secretary of Transportation is the fifth member of the commission.
Commissioners are paid the relatively modest salary of $26,000 for their positions, which require them to be on-duty 24 hours a day and seven days a week.
But they seem to make up for the modest salaries with expense accounts that auditors deemed “overly generous and permissive,” in the new report.
The Turnpike Commission incurred more than $539,000 in expenses for the six people who served on the panel during the four-and-a-half years that the audit examined.