Monthly Archives: February 2013

Ike Leggett Gives County Employees a 13.5% Pay Increase

Ike Leggett Gives County Employees a 13.5% Pay Increase

Two news stories this week about public employee pay increases underscores Montgomery County Executive Ike Leggett’s obliviousness to current economic conditions, as well as the political choices that determine blue state budgets. First the County Executive announced a tentative agreement with the Municipal and County Government Employees Organization, or MCGEO under which Montgomery County employees(…)

Gun Homicide Data Does Not Support O’Malley Claims

Gun Homicide Data Does Not Support O’Malley Claims

When Governor O’Malley announced his new gun control proposals, he said “We must choose the things that work, that save lives.”   He claimed that his were “data-driven, results-oriented strategies [with which]  violent crime could be driven down” A century of state gun laws provides a useful yardstick for comparison on their effectiveness in preventing violence. (…)