Johnson/Sharif: Politician Salaries

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What’s your City Official’s Payroll?

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Politician salaries

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New York City officials are often paid $80,000-$500,000 a year.

At least 10 officials have been found on misusing taxpayer’s money in the past two years.

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The Queens Library director was charged with using taxpayer’s money for personal use. The story will focus on how this alleged corruption could happen how much of New York taxes go to salaries, and how are the salaries determined and distributed.

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Payroll for all branches and public offices

http://seethroughny.net/payrolls/city-of-ny/

NYC City Council Districts

https://www.google.com/fusiontables/DataSource?dsrcid=1768167