Wisconsin and the Coral Gables’ Budget

…contrary to what you may have heard, public-sector workers in Wisconsin and elsewhere are paid somewhat less than private-sector workers with comparable qualifications, so there’s not much room for further pay squeezes.

via Wisconsin Power Play – NYTimes.com.

This true, especially when you include teachers and highly educated cadres of staff and middle management.

This is not true for public safety workers alone–firefighter and police–in Coral Gables who dominate the public budget costs and have higher than average salaries and, of course, pensions.  Public safety workers need to accept changes in pensions before it is too late.

About Stephen E. McGaughey
International consultant in economic development programs and projects

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