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Municipal pay hard to tweak

Salaries make up about 70 percent of budgets and rising

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Salaries for municipal employees locally often are higher than those for private employment — on average — which is a sensitive topic in a time of great tax anxiety and poor job market. Hard-pressed taxpayers foot the bills and make the irate phone calls while county, town and village officials have to build budgets, placate workers and keep the roads paved and plowed. Salaries make up about 70 percent of local budgets, and they continue ...

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November 18, 2012
7:33 p.m.

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Mike Goot - your story would have even been better with one little change.

Write a story on municipal worker pay only.

Then write a story on firefighter and police pay.

Then go back and write more stories on average teacher pay. (this is your favorite)

The write a story on what you learned by studying all these pay structures.