Teresa Luna, a key figure in the Idaho Education Network broadband contract mess, has a new job as a state emergency planner.
Luna began the job with the state Bureau of Homeland Security Monday.
Luna stepped down as director of the state Department of Administration in March, after the Legislature moved funding and jurisdiction for the broadband project to the State Department of Education. Her resignation was effective at the end of the 2015 session, but Luna had stayed on with the department as a “program specialist,” at her old director’s salary of $95,202 per year.
However, the new job comes at a significant pay cut. She will receive $27.06 per hour, bureau spokeswoman Elizabeth Duncan said Tuesday afternoon. At 40 hours a week and 52 weeks per year, that comes to an annual salary of $56,285 per year.