Local government workers earning $100,000 plus

By Duane Gang, The Press-Enterprise, January 2012
Filed under: Graphics, Maps

To help out over the New Year's weekend, I did a quick-turn daily on the change in the number of local government workers in our coverage area earning $100,000 or more. The data comes from the California Controller's Office, which began collecting local compensation information in the wake of the 2010 scandal in Bell, Calif. I did a quick Google bar chart to correspond with a similar one in print, as well as a Google map using fusion tables. The map allows readers to click on each city and see the change in the number of employees earning $100,000 or more.

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