"Staff." Sounds pretty important. The more you have the more important you
think you are. Or, how about posse? Folks you can deputize to do your business.
It comes as no surprise that a body of government hell bent on moving backward would need more staff to affect their changes. But thirteen staff members with annual salaries pushing almost one million dollars seems ripe.
The General Assembly has gotten more complicated over the past 20 years or so, Berger, R-Rockingham, said this week. While the use of non-partisan staff should be maximized, he added, I think there are from time to time issues that it's important for us to have folks that are aligned with the majority in the General Assembly.