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October 13, 2008

Budget cuts update

O'Malley communications chief Rick Abbruzzese writes in to let us know the governor is planning to seek more than $300 million in cuts at Wednesday's Board of Public Works meeting. That's up from the figures that were being tossed around last week and more than he absolutely needs to do to get through this fiscal year. (Of course, given that next year looks worse, this round of cuts may not be the last of it.)

Andrew A. Green

Posted by Andy Green at 1:51 PM | | Comments (1)
        

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Let's see: Gov. raises taxes eff. July 1, 2008 - increases spending equal to revenue created by increases - looks like smoke and mirrors to me. Nurses (at all levels from Dir. of Nsgs,(DON) ,Asst. DOn, Managers, Supervisors & entry Nurses still get $3000 bonuses if they are Absent Without Leave 5x's or less in a Fiscal Year. Yes we pay the highest paid employees in our State Hospitals and extra $3000 for coming to work when they are scheduled or they can just not come to work when scheduled (that is not calling in to report off). How many taxpayers can just not show up for work 5 times a year and get an extra $3000. ? Get real Gov. and cut ALL UNnecessary SPending.

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