William Lightbourne will make $343,000 annually in pay and benefits, making him one of the state's highest-paid bureaucrats. Officials defend the agreement, saying he has the necessary experience.
Reporting from Sacramento -- As hundreds of millions of dollars are slashed from state programs for the needy, California's new social services director is set to collect more than $343,000 in annual pay and benefits in an unusual hiring arrangement that will make him one of California's top-paid bureaucrats.
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