Saturday, August 20, 2011

Montana lawsuit filed to get salaries of state employees

"A Bozeman nonprofit group has filed a lawsuit to find out additional information about the salaries and compensation for all 13,000 Montana governmental employees.

The Montana Policy Institute, a Bozeman-based think tank that advocates government transparency, in its lawsuit filed last week in District Court in Helena contends that the state Department of Administration did not provide it with the workers' actual compensation, including bonuses and overtime.

"We want to know what each state employee made, with bonus and OT (overtime) — the W-2 number," said the institute's president, Carl Graham. "We started in 2010 and wanted the previous years. Now we want the most up-to-date numbers."

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