Tag: Matt Gallagher
What to do about Baltimore’s high taxes
by Len Lazarick | October 6, 2015 | News, Taxes | 3 |
What to do about Baltimore’s high taxes? It is an old question perplexing Maryland political leaders, but with new urgency. And there have been precious few new answers. Some ideas were floated at a recent policy debate.Read More
Analysis: Special session nixed, but gambling fixes can still be made
by Len Lazarick | June 21, 2012 | General Assembly, News | 0 |
The chairman of the workgroup on expanding gambling said the vote was 8 to 3 on its final recommendations, but truly the vote was 1 to 1, a deadlocked tie.
The state Senate was in favor and the House of Delegates was opposed, and it had been that way all along. The governor’s five representatives on the workgroup were really brokers and observers.Read More
State workers voting on new contract that “pays back” employees with raises, no furloughs
by Len Lazarick | January 20, 2011 | Governor, News | 5 |
The O’Malley administration and the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees have agreed on a three-year contract that would turn furloughs into paid days off, give employees a $750 bonus, and schedule raises and cost-of-living adjustments.
The roughly 24,000 members of AFSCME, which represents the vast majority of state employees, are now voting to ratify the contract. The contract proposal was finalized within the last week, state and union officials say, and was posted on AFSCME’s website this week.Read More
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