ALABAMA – 81.6 Nine regulatory boards (Massage Therapy, Dry Cleaning, etc.) share an executive director whose management firm got $2.9 million over seven years for contract work
ALASKA – Taxpayers chipped in $610 million, or $37,052 per student, to the University of Alaska.
ARIZONA – 94.0 State spent $2.2 million on dues and fees for legislator and governor associations.
ARKANSAS - 103.3 The superintendent of Fayetteville School District got $269,120 in 2014 pay.
CALIFORNIA - 114.3 In Newport Beach, lifeguard compensation ranges up to $211,912.
COLORADO – 79.0 Denver’s aviation manager got $240,996 in 2013.
CONNECTICUT - 68.1 Eight state employees make $1 million or more.
DELAWARE – 82.7 The president of Del Tech Community College made $419,267 in 2014 with a future pension estimated at $372,000.
FLORIDA – 69.2 A City of Apopka manager got $510,296 in final year compensation and then started collecting two city pensions.
GEORGIA – 67.3 8,708 state and local workers earn more than $100,000.
HAWAII – 85.2 The state’s aborted healthcare exchange cost $205 million, but enrolled only 8,500.
ILLINOIS – 81.5 By 2017, at least 10,000 retired educators will be getting $100,000+ pensions.
INDIANA – 71.6 An executive at the municipal electric utility in Indianapolis pocketed a cumulative $7.1 million in compensation over three years.
IDAHO – 71.9 Highest state salary in 2013 was for a manager at the pension fund, at $231,822.
IOWA – 69.7 Four coaches at U of Iowa or Iowa State got a collective $9.5 million in 2014 pay.
KANSAS – 59.1 City manager for Lenexa (population, 48,190) got $214,773 in 2013 pay.
KENTUCKY – 97.1 A University of Kentucky basketball coach made $3.9 million in 2014.
LOUISIANA – 88.7 The New Orleans director of aviation landed a salary of $235,715 in 2013.
MAINE – 71.7 The Portland Press Herald reported at least 1,700 people were collecting another government salary while also collecting a teacher or municipal pension.
MARYLAND – 70.7 The state has 81 employees making over $400,000, all in higher education.
MASSACHUSETS – 68.3 One Boston police captain got a cumulative $1.1 million in salary and overtime over four years.
MICHIGAN – 81.9 The state spends $8 million a year on a firm that sends out welfare checks.
MINNESOTA – 62.4 The Minnetonka school superintendent got $214,137 in 2014.
MISSISSIPPI – 111.3 State agencies have shelled out $1.46 million since 2009 for conferences and other activities at casinos.
MISSOURI – 59.8 The St. Louis mayor’s chief of staff made $159,458 in 2014.
MONTANA – 71.1 Top pay at the state-owned insurance company is $304,221.
NEBRASKA – 46.9 The Lincoln school superintendent got $288,329 in pay.
NEVADA – 67.0 The head of the Las Vegas convention center got $498,969 in pay in 2014.
NEW HAMPSHIRE – 47.7 A Dover police chief is getting a $136,000 pension, more than his active salary.
NEW JERSEY – 73.5 The state chips in an average $20,140 per pupil to the schools in Newark, Patterson and Jersey City.
NEW MEXICO – 142.6 #1 public employee salary (2013) was $325,000 to a physician at Miners Colfax Medical Center.
NEW YORK – 108.3 Ten Port Authority cops got $309,000 or more in pay in 2014. A librarian in Queens got $391,594, and an elevator mechanic supervisor for the city got $346,427.
NORTH CAROLINA – 76.1 The Charlotte city manager made $245,000 in 2013.
NORTH DAKOTA – 42.7 The Grand Forks schools superintendent got $217,413 in 2014 pay.
OHIO – 86.2 Top compensation at Ohio State in 2014: $2.1 million.
OKLAHOMA – 87.4 Top coach pay (University of Oklahoma football): $4.2 million.
OREGON – 93.8 A retired football coach gets a $513,612 pension.
PENNSYLVANIA – 68.5 A retired state representative gets a $23,843 monthly pension.
RHODE ISLAND – 79.0 Six of the 50 highest–paid state employees made more in overtime than they collected on base salary.
SOUTH CAROLINA – 85.0 The head coach at the University of South Carolina’s Gamecocks head got a raise from $350,000 in 2013 to $1,050,000 in 2014.
SOUTH DAKOTA – 54.6 The Sioux Falls director of public works got $170,539 in pay in 2014.
TENNESSEE – 80.4 Three elected officers (comptroller, treasurer and secretary of state) out-earn governors in all 50 states.
TEXAS – 66.7 In K-12 education, there’s one employee for every 7.4 students.
UTAH – 45.0 16 school administrators across the state made more than $200,000.
VERMONT – 90.5 Top pay at the University of Vermont: $544,666.
VIRGINIA – 50.8 A state museum director got $524,513 in pay in 2014.
WASHINGTON – 81.9 24 school superintendents made more than $200,000 in 2014.
WEST VIRGINIA – 115.8 Top coach pay: $3.1 million.
WISCONSIN – 61.0 The state has so many Illinois residents on its payroll that it sent $81 million in withholding taxes to the Illinois Department of Revenue.
WYOMING – 61.4 Biggest recipient of state spending: University of Wyoming ($272 million, or $19,700 per student).
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