Governor Martin O'Malley is looking suggestions through the state website for budgetary cuts. You can provide your suggestions here. As our budget in the State of Maryland requires quite a bit of cutting - I have offered some suggestions to the Governor.
Dear Governor O'Malley,I have a feeling that he won't listen.
I propose the following suggestions -Cut State Legislator income by $5,000 per year
Cut your own income by $20,000 per year
Cut $70 million from the teacher's pension fund
Freeze "Assistance Payments" and "Home Energy Programs" to fiscal year 2009 levels (Cut approximately $100 million)
This is a start, but should not be the end of spending cuts. I suggest the State hires an independent auditor to review every single State department's budget line by line. Thank you and good luck.