The second best examples are usually in transportation:
A year after state workers saw cuts to their total compensation, the state Department of Transportation has put together a program to give some of its private-sector consultants a 2% boost in pay.
State Sen. Julie Lassa (D-Stevens Point) said the move was unfair because using consultants for engineering work already costs more than using state employees.
A 2004 report by the DOT found state engineers cost 18% less than consultants on average, and the state has continued to find its own engineers are cheaper in subsequent reviews.
The differences in costs show up in cost-benefit analyses the department must perform under state law before outsourcing certain work.
The law requiring cost-benefit analyses was approved in 2006 and written by Cowles and then-Rep. Mark Gottlieb (R-Port Washington).
Gottlieb is now serving as Walker's secretary of transportation and in that role supported exempting DOT from performing the cost-benefit analyses.
Everybody has to share the sacrifice. Except the private consutlants. Its only fair, because the government employees are overpaid anyway. Even if they're not.