Texas has 78,064 Public Employees With $100,000+ Paychecks -Texas state govt. debt $99 Billion. Is Texas the next Illinois?

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19,519 federal bureaucrats based in Texas who earned six figures or more.
Municipalities (22,656 employees who made $100,000+)
Public Schools (8,975 employees who made $100,000+)
State Government (8,310 employees with $100,000+ salaries)
Colleges and Universities (16,981 employees with $100,000+ salaries)

Highest paid public employees in Texas?
College Football Coaches:
Jimbo Fisher ($5.15 million Texas A&M); Tom Herman ($4.72 million University of Texas (UT)); Dana Holgorsen ($3.7 million University of Houston)

In Dallas, top executives received hefty pay hikes. For example, in 2011, the Dallas city manager made $265,617, which increased to $410,692 last year (a 53 percent bump). The top assistant city manager in 2011 made $198,048, but that position earned $289,001 last year (a 46-percent increase).

general manager of Austin Energy, Jacqueline Sargent, earned $419,942. Two employees of Garland Power & Light made more than $412,000 last year.

Overall, Texas state government is drowning in $99 billion dollars in debt, according to Truth in Accounting. It amounts to $3,413 per man, woman, and child. By contrast, Florida has only $12 billion in debt and a $600 per-person liability.

To their credit, most of Texas isn’t begging for a coronavirus bailout like many other states. However, Nancy Pelosi’s $3 trillion HEROES Act would deliver an extra $34.3 billion to the Lone Star State over the next two years.

However, critics say that Texas – at every level of state and local government – should tighten its own belt first.
SOURCE URL: https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/why-texas-trouble

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  • Posted by $ 25n56il4 1 month, 3 weeks ago
    But I agree with you. These salaries are ridiculous. And I am furious with my city. Issuing COO's. Never when I was on the City Council.
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