Montgomery County Taxpayers League

The Voice of Taxpayers of Montgomery County, Maryland

“Montgomery County stands up to the police union, and the results are now clear”

From the Washington Post of November 12, 2014:

“Over the five years that ended in 2009, 91 officers in Montgomery were awarded disability pensions, which are tax free. That amounted to more than 60 percent of all retirees from the police force.  By comparison, just three officers in Fairfax County received such a benefit over the same span.  In the past two years, following the council’s reform, just four of more than 80 retiring officers made disability claims.”

Here is our take:  We agree with the Post editorial, “The End of a Police Scam”.  In fact, the Taxpayers League testified in favor of reform in 2012.