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Are state employees making too much?

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July 11, 2003

Atlanta - Republican Representative Jeff Brown wants to regulate how much state employees get paid. The idea is to get Governor Sonny Perdue to create a Task Force.

Senator Michael Meyer Von Bremen believes the Task Force would be a benefit. He says legislators don't have time to look at what each state employee makes, they rely on department heads. Senator Bremen explains, "This Task Force actually becomes a nit-picking task force to realize some of these have gotten out of control, or maybe realize on the other hand some of these people who work hard everyday that are not inline and need to be improved."

Nearly 500 state employees earn more than $100,000 a year.

The top paid employees include the presidents of the state's universities, colleges and technical schools. Most agency heads, lawyers and physicians make that much.

posted at 2:08PM by kathryn.simmons@walb.com