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December 19, 2008

Legislators give back

Del. Rick Impallaria, a Republican who represents Baltimore and Harford counties, just announced that he'll voluntarily participate in the state worker furloughs. He's also sending out some shots at the Democrats while he's at it:

“I am issuing a further challenge to Governor O’Malley to cut the salaries of his political appointees in state government back to the level of their predecessors. I also challenge all County Executives, the Mayor of Baltimore City, and Patricia Jessamy, who has recently gotten a raise, to do the same. It’s time.”

(Of course, some of O'Malley's appointees would be thrilled to be making what their counterparts did in the Ehrlich administration; others, not so much.)

Posted by Andy Green at 12:21 PM | | Comments (2)


Hey I remember OMalley saying that Maryland can do better and must do better during his campaign speech well how's it going Maryland???

Well at least someone has the needs of the people in mind, even if it is just a ploy to promote himself and his Party while making others look bad and putting them on the spot!

As I have proposed to Mayor Dixon and City Council members; the raises given to them should be given to a We R Baltimore created fund that seeks to provide financial assistance to issues such as Homelessness, Crime/Homicide Victims and Family members, Education and Substance Abuse Recovery services.

However as most politicians, it goes in one ear and out the other. And unless my proposal provides some financial incentives either now or in the long run, then it means nothing to them!

Mr. Giordano

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Annie Linskey covers state politics and government for The Baltimore Sun. Previously, as a City Hall reporter, she wrote about the corruption trial of Mayor Sheila Dixon and kept a close eye on city spending. Originally from Connecticut, Annie has also lived in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, where she reported on war crimes tribunals and landmines. She lives in Canton.

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