TransparentNevada reveals over 1,200 people made over $200k in 2012

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Updated: 5/22/2013 10:25 am
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & -- Salary data for more than 132,000 government employees statewide, for the 2012 calendar year, is now available at

The website serves as a Nevada Policy Research Institute website that makes government-spending data easily accessible to taxpayers.

The new 2012 data — covering 58 government jurisdictions throughout Nevada, at state, county and city levels — includes several newly added jurisdictions. The list ranges from a Henderson deputy police chief who made over $559,000, a Clark County assistant district attorney who took home more than $522,000, a Las Vegas IT director who received over $356,000 and a Washoe County district health officer making over $209,000.

TransparentNevada was first launched in September 2008 and has served as a unique source of government-financing information for thousands of citizens, journalists and elected officials.
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retired51 - 5/23/2013 10:39 PM
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Where it gets misleading is when they want to group state employee salaries with those of city and county employees! State employees don't come anywhere near what they make!

tonysam - 5/23/2013 8:21 PM
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It's more than that. The headline is completely misleading. Benefits are included in that $200k. Very few people in public employment in Nevada make that kind of money. You don't eat on benefits.

Walt K - 5/23/2013 5:31 PM
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My "salary" is posted on Transparent Nevada; however, I cannot take that number to a bank and get a loan based upon that amount. They would laugh at me. Transparent Nevada wants to make a point. THEY think public employees are over paid and want to convince you of THEIR view. Point taken; however, when any employee works over-time and takes time away from their family or what they could be doing outside of work, it is only fair that they are compensated for that time. Very few public employees, at the task level, are making the kind of money Transparent Nevada is boasting in their survey.

tyme47 - 5/23/2013 4:33 PM
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What a BS question. Just because people in management jobs seem to be making a lot of money doesn't mean the average public employee is over paid. Unless we have worked in their jobs who are we to say how much or how little someone should earn. This sounds like a question from Fox News.

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