Study: state workers get richer benefits than national average

Even after changes made by Gov. Scott Walker, state employees in Wisconsin get richer benefits than the national average and pay a smaller share of the cost while taxpayers end up shelling more, a new national study has found.

The first of its kind analysis was carried out by two groups respected for nonpartisan research, the Pew Charitable Trusts and the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. It focused only on health coverage and didn’t seek to compare the salary and overall compensation of public employees across states.

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