Can Hogan get state spending under control?

Government employee unions have a chokehold on state funds

A recent report failed to recognize that the major contributors to Maryland's and every other state's fiscal problems are their government employee pension plans ("Business groups look to reduce tax burden for some," Dec. 5).

Because of government workers' strong lobby, they have a chokehold on the legislators who are afraid to address our out of control costs.

Gov.-elect Larry Hogan could not run on that and get elected, but he certainly can work with legislators to get control of it. We are already at the top of the list of most-taxed states. We have to address costs now.

R.W. Catzen, Baltimore

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