Former Sask party leadership candidate Alanna Koch is still on government payroll, which caused the NDP to raise concerns on the matter.
Koch, who served as the province’s deputy minister to the premier before her leadership campaign, has received $38,000 since the end of January.
When a different role for Koch was discussed, NDP Leader Ryan Meili says he could have seen that as a possibility.
“It was always a bit of a questionable choice to have someone so openly partisan as the deputy minister to the Premier, I think that is a role that really should be less partisan, but somewhere else in government, that is always a possibility.”
Premier Scott Moe says discussions and negotiations have been underway to determine a severance package.
“These discussions have been ongoing throughout the time we’ve been in session here, and going through our transition,” Moe says. “The time that she has between April 6th and June 1st where that’s paid, that’ll be part of the severance package.”
Meanwhile, the opposition says the amount Koch was paid for no work was enough to maintain the Legislature cafeteria operational for a year.
Koch will be off payroll on June 1st.