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Radio Smart Talk for Tuesday, March 12:
More than 4,800 employees of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania were paid more than $100,000 in 2012. That's according to a series of articles in the Patriot-News and on Penn Live.com.
According to the report, there was a 59% increase in the number of state employees crossing that plateau than the last time the publication surveyed the incomes. In 2007, there were 3,043 making more than $100,000 annually. Last year, 93 people were paid more than $200,000, including eight who pulled in more than $300,000.
About a third of the paper's $100,000 club were employed in the State System of Higher Education.
Gov. Tom Corbett's salary of $178,033 ranked him 190th on the list.
The Patriot-News and Penn Live's Capitol Bureau Chief Jan Murphy will appear on Tuesday's Radio Smart Talk to discuss her findings.
Are you surprised by the number of people in state government with $100,000 incomes?
Also, "Someone to Tell It To" is a unique counseling service that doesn't follow the traditional methods or rules when it comes to solving problems or at least listening. Michael Gingerich and Tom Kaden of Some to Tell It To will appear on the program.
Michael Gingerich and Tom Kaden of "Some to Tell It To"
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