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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Best News I've Heard All Day

MD will lay off 200 state workers today:
More than 200 state workers will lose their jobs as Gov. Martin O'Malley tries to close a nearly $740 million budget gap amid the national recession. Affected employees are being notified today.
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The rest of Maryland's work force will see their salaries reduced by the equivalent of three to 10 days through a government-shutdown and furlough plan. The two-tiered proposal is designed to have less of an impact on lower-paid workers and gradually require deeper pay cuts so that those making more than $100,000 a year would be docked 10 days' pay.
If the rest of us in the private workforce have to deal with layoffs and wage decreases the most bloated organization in the state should have to face a few tough decisions as well.

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