Sticky: What happens when privatization gets out of control: Salaries for Florida’s child care officials are out of control, lawmakers say

WHEN WILL THE INSANITY STOP? I AM GLAD THE LEGISLATURE IS LOOKING AT THIS, BUT THIS TYPE OF BS IS WHAT THEY WANT FOR VIRTUALLY ALL STATE WORKERS.

 

Florida’s privatization of child welfare services was supposed to be good for kids and taxpayers.

But in the decade since the state began making private agencies responsible for the care of abused and neglected children, one cost has soared — the salaries of top employees.

Child welfare executives throughout Florida are now making six-figure salaries, with some topping $200,000 — double what state employees used to be paid to do the same work.

“They should not under any circumstances be paid these sorts of outrageous salaries,” said state Sen. Ronda Storms, R-Valrico and chairwoman of the Committee on Children, Families and Elder Affairs. “If you get your money from taxpayer funds, you should not be paid more than the governor.”… SOURCE

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