Kate Resigns, Gets "Win Bonus"
According to Senate rules, she will be able to draw compensation after Allen's term ends as long as she is still operating under the office doing the transition. At $160,000 a year; that works out to be about $40,000-$50,000 in compensation she will receive as a result of her new position.
Some are speculating that its a move to not only beef up her pocketbook, but to give her more creditials to make a statewide run (is Chief of Staff for 3 months really that valuable?).
I will have more info later, but right now I am going to see what I need to do to get such a sweet deal like this.