Sunday, March 08, 2015

ILL-inois: 1 in 10 state workers made more than $100K in 2014

Tattered Illinois flag
Are Illinois taxpayers getting their money's worth? No.

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.

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.
It's about time.


Anonymous said...

One of them is our reform (LOL!)Governor's wife's chief of staff. Who knew we needed one of those?

John Ruberry said...

You should be thrilled. Diana Rauner is a Democrat!

Anonymous said...

Who knew she needed a staff to be chiefed, for that matter? Our reform governor says, "What's the worry, it's only money!"