The Idaho Press-Tribune ran a salary roundup of top paid government workers which shows that Canyon County is a great place to work if you like to benefit from taxpayer largess…not so good if you are one of those taxpayers.
While the story shows half a dozen Nampa coppers earned (received?) well in excess of half a million taxpayer dollars last year, it also shows 6 teachers at Liberty Charter School made $75,000 each for contracts ranging from 185 days to one year.
In all fairness, we figure some these public servants benefitted from overtime and some additional duty pay, but the fact remains, they are very well paid. Rather than cause any sense of outrage among those who pay the bills, we suspect the net result of the news reporting will be a sense of defeat among citizens.
We have joked so many crooks have gotten caught in Canyon the Attorney General should have a permanent investigative office set up in 2C land. This story makes us wonder why they steal when they can make so much legally.
Meanwhile, other jurisdictions will use this “Top Ten List” of payments as justification for keeping salaries high in their city or county. Of course in the case of Boise, the mayor can claim he makes less than a corporal at the Nampa PD!
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