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Newspaper wins release of bonus, pay records for city workers

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It's been three long years, but The Salt Lake Tribune has finally won the disclosure of overtime and bonus records for Sandy…

It’s been three long years, but The Salt Lake Tribune has finally won the disclosure of overtime and bonus records for Sandy City, Utah, municipal employees. 

On Friday, a district court judge agreed with the paper, and an earlier State Records Committee opinion, that a breakdown of pay records, including regular pay along with overtime and bonuses, should be open to the public.  

City officials argued unsuccessfully that releasing a single aggregate number of total employee compensation, without any further detail, was sufficient to meet disclosure requirments under the law.