Nevada Government Pay Sixth Highest

Driven by the highest local government (cities, counties) pay in the United States and moderated by less lucrative state-level worker pay, Nevada overall ranks sixth-highest government worker pay in a new study by the Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce.

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Government Unions Distort Facts in RJ Ad

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This Sunday, page 5B of the Review Journal was a full-page ad, paid for by a consortium of local government unions apparently stung by the growing public awareness of how they pillage taxpayers. Bear in mind – no actual government workers were involved in the ad, just the government unions.

The five highest-paid Chamber employees are compared with two high-paid (not highest) government employees and three average pay figures.

The ad pitches more money and benefits for government union members by suggesting …

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Dr. Parker Continues the Debate

UNR professor Elliot Parker makes a six-figure income to teach and write. Lately, he’s been writing about how chintzy Nevadans are in funding their state and local governments (including his own salary).

Me, well, I’m now a volunteer. But a game volunteer.

Just to catch everyone up, Parker wrote a column for the Las Vegas Sun here, which I believe was deceptive by quoting some parts, but leaving out the most important parts, of studies by such esteemed sources as the US Census Bureau and the …

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Government Pay Raises Detailed

Over at the Nevada Policy Research Institute, Geoffrey Lawrence has put together an article detailing two of the three routine kinds of pay raises enjoyed by government employees in Nevada.

The first are step increases, which are the subject of union bargaining and thus can vary from the 4.5% that Lawrence describes.

The second are COLAs, an acronym for Cost of Living Adjustment.

These two pay hike types, as Lawrence notes, are awarded regardless of job performance, and typically will cause starting pay to triple over the first …

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Judge Pay Raises Lift Them Into Top-10 Salary States

Although the Nevada Legislature has met in special session to trim the budget twice so far this year, Nevada’s judges are still going to get a whopper of a raise next week.

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High Pay For Road Boss

Jacob Snow, the director of the Regional Transportation Authority, got a nice raise in 2008.

Government benefits cost for local government typically runs 30%. With benefits, Snow is costing taxpayers about $300,000 per year.

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