Fifty thousand dollars is above the salary of a highly qualified veteran public school teacher who raises student achievement consistently in a poverty-stricken district and never complains.
Hofeller gets that much for redrawing legislative maps in a matter of days that he will intentionally use to create more gerrymandered districts.
But it should not be a surprise as those who want to keep the maps gerrymandered will pay good money to do so.
The state could just save the money. I would actually take fifty cents and do it myself and the result would be more fair.