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Special session, yes; per diem, no

I have no problem with the Maryland legislature coming back for a "special session" ("Debacle in Annapolis," April 10). But they have completed their assigned constitutional task of passing a budget. So why would they need a special session?

It appears they don't like the "doomsday" budget that they passed. But is that a sufficient reason for recalling the legislature for a special session? Because they don't like something that they did? I don't think so!

If a special session is called, it should be done without taxpayer cost. They had their 90 days of wasting time on foolish items, you could enlighten the public with the list of some of the bills passed if you wanted to make this appear even more foolish. But, if a special session is called, let it be called without pay and without per diem reimbursement. Let's see how many would want to return and how long the special session would last!

Richard T. Webb

Copyright © 2014, The Baltimore Sun
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