The salaries of individual public employees could be kept secret under a new bill sponsored by Assistant Majority Leader Sen. Lois Tochtrop and prompted by a database of state employee pay published last year by The Denver Post.
Under Senate Bill 49, the public could still see aggregated pay for positions or departments, but there would be no more looking up a particular state employee’s salary….
The Colorado Association of Public Employees brought Tochtrop the bill this summer, she said.
JOE CITIZEN: This aggregated information of state employee salaries is almost useless. How do we know how much we’re paying these guys? … Hey, what’s that over there?
CAPE OFFICIAL: Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain….