Monday, July 18, 2011

Jesse White gives raises while other Illinois agencies freeze pay

This after a 64% increase in the Illinois income tax, parasites.
At a time when pay raises are a distant memory and unpaid leave a reality for many area government workers, Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White has handed out pay hikes exceeding 6% to his entire executive staff.

According to payroll data obtained under the Freedom of Information Act by the Better Government Assn., Mr. White in the 12-month period ended May 31 gave 4% and then 2% raises to roughly 250 non-union administrative personnel, almost all of them policymakers, supervisors or their clerical assistants.

The hikes collectively are costing taxpayers an extra $78,000 a month.

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