A new online database allows Ohio taxpayers to see how much they are paying government workers across Ohio, from the governor and university presidents down to the teachers at your local elementary school.
The data was made available as part of a transparency project by Ohio Treasurer Josh Mandel. It includes the most recent salary information for state employees, as well as historical salary info for teachers, higher-education workers, federal employees and somelocal employees.
Much of the data from the database was already made available by The Buckeye Institute.
While Cuyahoga Falls residents can see how much their child's teacher at or earns, salary information for Cuyahoga Falls' city government workers is not available right now.
Mandel told The Plain Dealer he is working to include all local government salaries, and will push for legislation along those lines if necessary.
Here are some examples of high-profile workers salaries:
Ohio Gov. John Kasich: $143,903 (2011 salary)
The Ohio State University President E. Gordon Gee: $802,125 (2010)
Kent State University President Lester Lefton: $389,881 (2010)
Former Cuyahoga Falls Superintendent Ed Holland: $115,573 (2010)