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We get the state government we pay for

Recently I spent 90 minutes on the metal benches at the DMV in Glen Burnie waiting to renew my driver's license on a day a lot of my fellow Marylanders had the same idea. While waiting — especially without a book to read — can be difficult, I left with a smile on my face.

The DMV employees I dealt with — getting my number, answering questions and finally getting my license — could not have been more pleasant, helpful or friendly. Bravo Maryland state employees!

Want a shorter wait? Pay more taxes so there will be more wonderful state employees to handle the workload.

Nancy Schamu

Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun
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