The state agency has hired 862 more employees since 2013 and increased salaries on upper management by 18 percent, helping to drive a 29 percent overall increase in payroll.
…even as it forecasts a hole of $1.1 billion for the 2017-2019 biennium…
We Respond & Your Comments
Only in government can employees increase dramatically and salaries rise sharply even as you project a big drop in revenue.
But then only in government can you legally pick someone’s pocket, label it his “far share,” call it a “contribution,” and when you spend it tell the guy whose pocket you emptied that it was an “investment.”