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Kansas athletic director Lew Perkins hired his son-in-law. Isn't that against the state's nepotism law? Also, what is Perkins' total financial package?

Perkins is a state employee, but he circumvented the nepotism law by having son-in-law Brandon Macneill report to Jim Marchiony, associate athletic director for external affairs.

Perkins' package starts with a $400,000 salary and includes the standard perks of two automobiles, two country club memberships, life insurance, health insurance, reasonable moving and house-hunting expenses, payment of up to $24,000 for the first year only for resettlement and transition, and two season tickets to men's basketball games. Perkins will also receive an annuity from nonuniversity sources. The amount hasn't been disclosed.


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