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Bell scandal spurs creation of website with salary, benefits of government workers

October 25, 2010 |  1:14 pm

The state launched a website Monday on which Californians can see how much money cities and counties pay their workers, but dozens of municipalities have failed to file the information and could face fines of up to $5,000 unless they comply.

The website was created by State Controller John Chiang in response to the Bell salary scandal. Users can search for the salary, pension benefits and other compensation for more than 594,000 city and county employees throughout California.

Read more at PolitiCal: "State releases new local-government salary database."

-- Patrick McGreevy