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Unraised Private Wages Should Subsidize Public Increase

The once lovely Town of Laurel Park spent $6500 to find out if it needed to pay its eighteen employees more. The studiers took stock of how much public-sector employees were collecting in neighboring over-paying jurisdictions. They concluded the town should expand its payroll by $73,583 to $91,163. Laurel Park employees last received a cost-of-living raise in July.

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