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State employees making $100K jumped 20% to 6,847 last year

The number of state employees making over $100,000 jumped dramatically to 6,847 in 2013 due to an across-the-board 2% cost-of-living raise, MarylandReporter.com’s fourth annual analysis of state salaries found. Numerically, this represented a 1,184 increase from 2012, a 20% rise in the number of state and university employees making six figures

State employees making $100K jumped 20% to 6,847 last year

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The number of state employees making over $100,000 jumped dramatically to 6,847 in 2013 due to an across-the-board 2% cost-of-living raise, MarylandReporter.com’s fourth annual analysis of state salaries found. Numerically, this represented a 1,184 increase from 2012, a 20% rise in the number of state and university employees making six figures

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Dueling bills aim to help illegal immigrants or to punish them

By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf Jeremy@marylandreporter.com State lawmakers are considering bills that would decide whether local police should help the federal government detain suspected illegal immigrants for deportation. Two delegates from opposite parties are

Extra pension payments cut by Senate committee to balance budget

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Senate Budget and Taxation Committee (MarylandReporter.com file photo) The Senate Budget Committee voted Friday to take $500 million over the next five years from extra payments into the

$300 million pension payment on chopping block to balance Md. budget

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Much or all of an annual $300 million extra payment into Maryland’s pension system is on the chopping block as Senate budgeters seek to balance Gov. Martin

Three bills seek to overhaul legislative redistricting process

By Margaret Sessa-Hawkins Margaret@MarylandReporter.com Maryland’s controversial legislative redistricting is again the target of bills designed to overhaul the process and make it less partisan. Though very different in their scope and design,

Treasurer, comptroller urge senators to restore $100M cut in pension funding

The Board of Trustees for the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System. The board voted to oppose the cut in pension funding. (Photo by MarylandReporter.com) By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Md. Treasurer Nancy

Barry Rascovar: O’Malley’s latest pension grab

By Barry Rascovar For MarylandReporter.com Md. Treasurer Nancy Kopp at her 2011 swearing in with Gov. Martin O’Malley. (Photo by Jay Baker, Executive Office of the Governor) It takes quite a bit

State treasurer Kopp opposes O’Malley’s $100M cut in Md. pension contribution

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com Md. Treasurer Nancy Kopp at her 2011 swearing in with Gov. Martin O’Malley. (Photo by Jay Baker, Executive Office of the Governor) State Treasurer Nancy Kopp told lawmakers

Unions, pension board unhappy O’Malley cut $100M in promised payment to retirement fund

By Len Lazarick Len@MarylandReporter.com IMarch 15, 2011, Alvin Thornton (in suit) and union leaders head march to State House. The largest unions representing state workers and public school teachers are upset at

Pay raises for governor, legislators in the works, as revenues improve slightly

Salary hikes for Maryland’s next governor, members of the General Assembly and other statewide officials elected next year are set to be decided next week by two compensation commissions

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