NPRI suit seeks Tahoe-Douglas sewer pay records

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Updated: 8/21 11:19 pm

MINDEN, Nev. (AP) — A conservative Nevada think tank that argues many government employees are overpaid is suing the Tahoe Douglas Sewer Improvement District to try to force the release of the district's employee salary records.

The Nevada Policy Research Institute filed a lawsuit in state court in Minden on Wednesday accusing the sewer district and its general manager Janet Murphy of failing to comply with the Nevada Public Records Act.

The institute wants to post the payrolls on its website, TransparentNevada.com.

The lawsuit says all government agencies are required to respond to a request for public records within five business days, but that district officials have ignored the institute's requests since April.

Murphy did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment on Thursday.

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DJRTIL - 8/21/2014 5:25 PM
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This is nothing but a conservative think tank of scum bags that thinks all government workers are over paid and taking advantage of tax payers, not that the workers don’t pay taxes either right! Moreover, they promote private business as the solution for all government problems and don’t care what the consequences are of publishing the name and work location of honest workers just trying to make a living. For any crack pot with a grudge against government to target. Their needs to be some changes to Nevada state law to protect the privacy of government workers and stop this nonsense. There are other ways to publish the pay and benefits of government workers, without stamping on the rights of the people that work for it.

Trzo9veuha - 8/21/2014 4:10 PM
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TheGump, they already know welfare abuse wasts money, they are trying to find new examples of waste.

TheGumption - 8/21/2014 3:06 PM
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If this group truly wants to uncover waste within government they should turn their focus toward the massive abuse of the welfare system.
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