April 29, 2010 — The Dallas Morning News reports on the new study, “Out of Balance?” that finds Texas’ public sector workers earn 17 percent less than private employees with comparable experience and education.

The gap was larger than it was nationally or in six other large states studied.

Researchers didn’t pinpoint why pay of state and local government workers in Texas lags further behind private-sector employees than in other large states, such as Florida and California, said University of Wisconsin-Milwaukeeeconomist John S. Heywood, the report’s co-author.

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