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Eye-popping salaries of public employees in California and Illinois

Friday, November 18, 2016 21:35
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Austin Yack writes at National Review,

In 2015, 220,000 public employees earned six-figure salaries, costing taxpayers $35 billion. Some of these employees earned salaries north of $400,000.

…in Illinois, 50,000 public employees earned six-figure salaries, costing taxpayers $8 billion. Republican Illinois governor Bruce Rauner has said that the state is “broke” — this level of largesse could be one reason why that’s the case. But that didn’t stop Rauner from hiring a personal assistant for his wife at a salary of $100,000.

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