Governor-elect Rick Snyder will have to sort through “conflicting information” as he attempts to convince state employees to scale back wages and benefits that are out of line with the private sector, according to an article in that originally appeared in the Gongwer News Service.

As Fiscal Policy Analyst James Hohman explains in the article, “We’ve eliminated positions, but the cost to the taxpayer has not gone down. State and local (employment) has been protected from the forces that have hit the private sector.”

Hohman’s extensive research on the topic can be found here, here and here.

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