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Steve MacNamara, the Legislature's top earner

More than 60 legislative staffers are pulling in six-figure salaries, but not everyone's getting paid $100k. Senate staff chief and general counsel Stephen MacNamara (on leave from his six-figure college prof job at FSU) is earning $174,008, making him the highest-paid staffer in the Legislature.

The leaders of the House and Senate say the high pay is necessary for such qualified staffers. But still, the hefty salaries stand out in a time when state workers could be facing layoffs and pay cuts.

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