Brad Bumsted had an article over the weekend on Pennsylvania’s largest in the nation legislative staff and, of course, the high cost of keeping that staff. The number of staff is one of several reasons why Pennsylvania has the most expensive state legislature.
Here is the report from NCSL on number of legislative staffers. (I’d be curious to know who Pennsylvania’s only “session only” staffer is, who is only employed during the year-round session).
I wonder if there is any correlation between having the most legislative staff, and being the only state without a budget.