“Will the Montgomery County delegation fight for us?”

From “The Seventh State“:

“In 2010, almost all MoCo state legislators promised to oppose a shift in their election campaigns.  But just two years later, Governor Martin O’Malley proposed a partial pension funding shift, backed by both the Speaker and the Senate President, and most MoCo lawmakers voted to support it.  The cost of the shift to the Montgomery County Government increased steadily from $27 million in FY 2013 to $59 million this year, with $6 million offset by the state….. MoCo taxpayers get back just 24 cents for every dollar in taxes they pay to the state.  The state average for all residents is 42 cents.”

1 Comment

  1. Roberet on February 7, 2018 at 5:25 am

    This is great info. Thanks for posting.

    I have a modest suggest for the state. Instead of collecting money from each county and allocating some of it to the county, let each county keep the money that is to be distributed to that county. This would cut out the middleman (i.e., the state).

    And, of course, the same principle can be done on a national level with each state keeping much its taxes from its residents.

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