Universities claim bulk of Kansas’ 1,000 highest-paid state employees

By   /  August 15, 2013  /  Kansas, WatchBlog  /  4 Comments

CONSOLIDATED CASH: Of Kansas' 1,000 highest-paid state employees, 954 -- more than 95 percent -- work for a public university.

By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog
OSAWATOMIE — With all the talk lately about whether state universities are making good use of public funds, I became curious about one of the biggest expense any organization incurs: staff salaries.
And the figure I uncovered is nothing short of eye-popping.
Of the 1,000 highest-paid public employees in Kansas last year, [...]

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Lawmakers rack up per diem in May

By   /  July 26, 2013  /  Pennsylvania, WatchBlog  /  No Comments

FIRST PLACE: Rep. Longietti collected the most per diems in May 2013.

Pennsylvania lawmakers in May collected more than $156,500 in per diem, with Rep. Mark Longietti, D-Mercer, leading the pack.

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Average faculty salaries top 100k at UVA

By   /  April 8, 2013  /  Featured, News, State Government, Virginia  /  No Comments

The average faculty member at UVA earns $109,400 a year, or $138,400 with benefits.

Salaries at Virginia’s public four-year universities haven’t exactly skyrocketed in recent years, but faculty at some of the commonwealth’s more ‘prestigious’ universities are still doing OK.

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SPECIAL REPORT: Walker took 54 'personal' days from Jan.-Oct.

By   /  November 30, 2012  /  Featured 5, Wisconsin, Wisconsin Reporter  /  13 Comments

By Kirsten Adshead | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – Gov. Scott Walker took 54 personal days, not including weekends, through the first 10 months of 2012, a Wisconsin Reporter analysis shows.

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What happens to Act 10 savings under renewed collective bargaining?

By   /  September 19, 2012  /  Wisconsin, Wisconsin Reporter  /  No Comments

By M.D. Kittle | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON — While there is plenty of disagreement over the legal merits of Wisconsin’s Act 10, there’s no denying the cost savings many local governments have realized through the curtailing of collective bargaining for public employees.

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