Try digitalPLUS for 10 days for only $0.99

Readers Respond

News Opinion Readers Respond

Term limits for 'Good Old Boys' [Letter]

Regarding your recent editorial on state lawmakers' salaries, you write that the pay for part-time members of the General Assembly needs to be raised modestly in order "to maintain a diverse, part-time legislature" ("Raising legislative pay," Dec. 18).

I have a much less expensive way to increase the diversity of the legislature: Term limits. Restrict lawmakers' terms to six or 10 years, then make them move on.

This would guarantee a continuous flow of fresh, diverse ideas through the legislature as well as ridding the system of the 'Good Old Boys' network currently entrenched in Annapolis. We see where they have gotten us over the past decades.

Randi Hughes, Edgewood

-
To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com. Please include your name and contact information.

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
Related Content
  • Raise legislators salaries [Letter]

    Raise legislators salaries [Letter]

    Regarding your recent editorial about state lawmakers' salaries, as far back as the late 1960s an independent group from Rutgers University evaluated Maryland General Assembly members' pay and concluded that the then salary of $2,400 a year should be increased to $11,000 and the length of sessions...

  • Raising legislative pay [Editorial]

    Raising legislative pay [Editorial]

    Our view: While never the most popular cause, General Assembly salaries must be raised modestly to maintain a diverse and part-time legislature

  • Put Jackson-Lee statue in context

    Put Jackson-Lee statue in context

    Our community is having a heated discussion about Confederate flags, monuments, white supremacy and "the past." I want to zero in on the Jackson-Lee statue in Homewood that sits along Art Museum Drive near the beautiful Wyman Dell and across from the Baltimore Museum of Art ("Status of Confederate...

  • Hogan sees Baltimore as the enemy

    Hogan sees Baltimore as the enemy

    Regarding Baltimore's transit problems, one of the best local investigative reports ever was submitted in the form of a letter to the editor by Alex Lopata of Crownsville ("O's fans mistreated by MTA," June 30).

  • The Red Line is wrong for Baltimore

    The Red Line is wrong for Baltimore

    Now that Gov. Larry Hogan has nixed the Red Line, the predictable wailing and gnashing of teeth has begun ("Hogan goes off the tracks," June 25).

  • An alternative track for the Red Line

    An alternative track for the Red Line

    There is another path to developing the Red Line that is much better than what the city and the MTA have been recommending ("City leaders remain dedicated to fighting for Red Line," July 1).

  • Edmonson Village still needs a Red Line

    Edmonson Village still needs a Red Line

    After decades of work and $288 million spent on design and planning, Gov. Larry Hogan's decision to abandon the Red Line is a devastating blow to West Baltimore ("City leaders remain dedicated to fighting for Red Line," July 1).

  • Spare the Lee-Jackson monument

    Spare the Lee-Jackson monument

    I grew up in Baltimore, studied and taught there, but it wasn't until after a year's study in Paris and a French friend's subsequent visit to my hometown that I became aware of the Lee-Jackson monument ("Status of Confederate statues to be reviewed in Baltimore," June 30). Jean-Claude had thoroughly...

Comments
Loading

79°