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Group Reveals Government Employee Salaries

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(LAS VEGAS/KXNT) — Salary information for more than 128,000 state and local government employees has been made available by a local watchdog group.

The Nevada Policy Research Institute (NPRI) launched the website, TransparentNevada,  in 2008 to make information about government spending more accessible to the public.

Salaries and compensation for 2013 were posted Thursday morning.

“Taxpayers will be shocked by the salary information available on TransparentNevada,” says NPRI President Andy Matthews. “In 2013, government compensation remained bloated. The North Las Vegas library director made $427,487.15. A deputy fire chief in Henderson made $500,560.95. The Reno-Tahoe Airport Authority President made $521,674.92.”

“These are stunning figures coming from a city on the verge of insolvency, another city that’s pushing a tax increase and an airport authority with just 282 employees. Nevada’s public compensation structure, especially at the local level, cannot be sustained and is the major driver of the budget challenges Nevada governments face.”

The website’s database is searchable by employee name, job title, or jurisdiction.

 

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