A state representative who is leaving office because of term limits has landed a high-paying legislative staff job that has not been considered important enough to fill for the last three years.

Rep. Neal St. Onge (R-Ballwin) will become the Inspector General of Transportation for the Joint Legislative Committee on Transportation Oversight.  It pays $60,000 a year, not quite double his representative’s salary.

St. Onge is now the co-chair of that committee.  The other co-chair, Sen. Bill Stouffer (R-Napton) has filed a bill for the next legislative session that would eliminate what he thinks is an unnecessary job, especially at a time when the state budget has problems.