Government Salaries and the Public's Right to Know

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When the LA Times revealed that officials in Bell were paid from $100,000 to $800,000 a year, the news went nationwide. So what about other public officers in Southern California, elected and otherwise? Are their salaries and benefits public knowledge?  Why is LA County keeping some of its payroll secret? Are there genuine concerns about privacy and personal safety? Also, another debate between Boxer and Fiorina, and the McCourt divorce trial winds down. On our rebroadcast of today’s To the Point, the Obama Administration wants new authority to eavesdrop on the Internet. We hear how the virus called Stuxnet has led to worldwide worry about cyber warfare.

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Warren Olney