LAS VEGAS (Reed Cowen, KSNV MyNews3) --
It's an age old complaint that some government workers are overpaid, with benefits that people who work for private companies would die for.
The Nevada Policy Research Institute, a local conservative think tank, is out with its annual look at salary information for more than 120,000 state and local government employees.
On the surface, the NPRI is pretty shocking, with fat salaries paid during some pretty lean Nevada times. For instance, Clark County School District's superintendent is earning nearly $300,000 a year.
The website www.transparentnevada.com
lists tens of thousands of government employee salaries. NPRI said it's the public’s money that is going in the pockets of government employees, and it has a right to know how it's spent.
The group also says that the Clark County School District and Henderson didn't fully comply with state open records laws because they didn't release all the information NPRI. Officials from both agencies disagreed.
“No spooky motives. We have nothing to hide,” said Jacob Snow, Henderson city manager. “This is public information.”
“Their facts are not facts,” said Amanda Fulkerson, spokeswoman for the Clark County School District. “We did comply; in fact, we sent the information over on February 3.”