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Head of state isn't best-paid

Noting that state employees' salary information is now available at the KanView Web site, Topeka Capital-Journal columnist Ric Anderson asked readers to guess the order of salaries, from largest to smallest, of Kansas State University president Kirk Schulz, Kansas Board of Regents president Reginald Robinson, regents vice president Diane C. Duffy, Kansas Lottery executive director Ed Van Petten and Gov. Mark Parkinson. "Correct answer: You're looking at it," Anderson wrote. The site lists Schulz's salary at $350,000; Robinson's at $193,000; Duffy's at $139,124.96; Van Petten's at $133,250; and Parkinson's at $110,707.22.