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Public Employees Strike It Rich in Ohio

Posted By Rob Bluey On May 4, 2010 @ 12:00 pm In Ongoing Priorities,Scribe | Comments Disabled

Ohio is struggling with double-digit unmployment, but not all workers are facing tough times. State government employees in Ohio are doing quite well. In fact, nearly 1,800 of them earn more than $100,000 per year [1].

The contrast couldn’t be more stark between bloated government bureaucrats and struggling private-section workers in a state with an 11 percent unemployment rate.

What’s most alarming is the rapid rise of state employees making salaries of $100,000 or more. Just look at the rapid increase over the past six years.

Thanks to public data compiled by the Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions [2], citizens have this information at their fingertips. Buckeye last week added public-sector salaries [1], teacher salaries [3], school data [4] and state lobbyist information [5] to its website. It’s a treasure-trove of information for citizens fed up with the growth of government.

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[1] 1,800 of them earn more than $100,000 per year: http://buckeyeinstitute.org/state-salary

[2] Buckeye Institute for Public Policy Solutions: http://buckeyeinstitute.org/

[3] teacher salaries: http://buckeyeinstitute.org/teacher-salary

[4] school data: http://buckeyeinstitute.org/school-data

[5] state lobbyist information: http://buckeyeinstitute.org/state-lobbyists

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