|Tattered Illinois flag|
Luckily there is a Republican reformer in the governor's mansion now--Bruce Rauner--who is poised to fight public-sector union overreach.
From the Chicago Sun-Times:
One of every 10 workers on the state of Illinois payroll made more than $100,000 last year.It's about time.
Nearly 700 state employees — most of them judges but also prison guards and nurses among them — drew heftier paychecks than Gov. Pat Quinn.
And more than 100 state workers doubled their base pay by working overtime or cashing in compensatory time — with 14 of them getting at least $80,000 apiece in extra pay, records show.
Altogether, nearly $4.8 billion of Illinois taxpayers’ money was paid last year to 82,104 full-time, part-time and contractual workers on the state payroll, according to a Chicago Sun-Times analysis that comes as Republican Gov. Bruce Rauner, Democrat Quinn's successor, is proposing colossal cuts in state spending.