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.

3 comments:

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!"