Last year there were 8,853 state government employees who earned more than $100,000. These figures account for the 10.8 percent of all state workers who earned paychecks from the Illinois Comptroller's Office for 2014.
Maine Governor Paul LePage has ordered state workers to remove from the state labor department a 36-foot mural depicting the state's labor history because it doesn't agree with his "pro-business goals."
The governor recognized that state employees receive better benefits than most employees in private industry. He could've worked to make the situation better for them, but he chose to make the situation for state employees worse.