Unions for teachers and state workers are organizing what they hope will be one of the largest rallies at the State House in years to protect their pension benefits and reduce funding cuts. But some of the advanced tactics for next Monday’s rally are getting push back from key legislators like Sen. Nathaniel McFadden who object to being depicted as skimping on education.Read More
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Len Lazarick and Bryan Sears interview Del. John Bohanan, chair of the education appropriations subcommittee, on school funding and teacher pensions. (After the interview was taped, the House Appropriations Committee delayed its decisions on the governor’s budget for a week.)Read More
Gov. Martin O’Malley gave county officials from across Maryland some good news at their annual meeting Thursday night, saying he would not seek to shift the huge costs of teacher pensions to them “this year.”
O’Malley said the state needed to make the pension system more sustainable first by either reducing benefits or increasing contributions from employees before shifting those costs – now approaching $1 billion a year – onto county governments.Read More
Lawmakers should consider reducing teacher pensions rather than shifting costs to local governments, two county executives said Wednesday as local leaders sought to prevent more cuts to local aid.Read More
With the budget a huge headache this session, legislators are hoping they can balance it, keep it sustainable and pay for ongoing obligations. Del. Roger Manno is proposing a bill he hopes could help do all three.Read More
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