Kentucky lawmakers defer wildlife commissioner's contract


Mason Stevenson

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Lawmakers have delayed a vote on a contract that provides a $134,000 salary for the head of the Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
The contract that runs through June 30, 2014, also provides $53,000 in benefits. Additional language in the contract sets a $218,000 cap on Gassett's compensation but allows it to be raised with the approval of the Finance and Administration Cabinet and the Legislature's Government Contract Review Committee.
That committee opted Tuesday to postpone the vote on the contract after Rep. Brent Yonts told members the Fish and Wildlife Commission hadn't yet approved it.
The contract already has been signed by Fish and Wildlife Commission Chairman Stuart Ray and former Tourism Secretary Marcheta Sparrow.

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