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Rauner administration hires 23 former Munger staff members

Gov. Bruce Rauner's administration has hired 23 people who worked for Republican Comptroller Leslie Munger before she lost her bid for re-election.

The (Springfield) State Journal-Register reports ( ) many are making salaries similar to what they were paid in the comptroller's office.

Some are making more. They include Munger's former chief of staff, Brad Hahn. He earned $135,000 per year in the comptroller's office and will be paid $150,000 annually as Rauner's new communications director.

Rauner spokesman Lance Trover says no new positions were created and that the administration's personnel costs are lower than what former Gov. Pat Quinn's...