“A County’s Self-Inflicted Compensation Crisis”

From Governing.com:

“One reason why even a large tax increase can’t cover the county’s expenses is that over the last six years deals negotiated by County Executive Isiah Leggett raised the wages of police, firefighters and other county employees by between 25.4 and 31.5 percent. Leggett says one reason for the hefty raises was his desire to avoid arbitration; the county has lost 16 of 20 arbitration decisions since 1988.”

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  1. Gordie on August 10, 2016 at 9:45 am

    This article nails it!

  2. Robert on December 31, 2017 at 5:22 pm

    These substantial percentage increases are on top of very good salaries. See https://www.mdcounties.org/DocumentCenter/View/846

    The county needs to find some way to get a handle on this mess.

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