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Aberdeen mayor's expenses criticized; he says they aren't out of line
Aberdeen mayor's expenses criticized; he says they aren't out of line

Mike Hiob, a former city councilman and unsuccessful mayoral candidate, came to a recent city council meeting just to call out Aberdeen Mayor Mike Bennett. Hiob says Bennett has been using his city-owned vehicle and city-provided credit card to take too many trips and to spend too much money on expensive lunches with other officials. Bennett says the charges are justified and a benefit to city residents, but the spat between the two political foes raises the larger question of how Harford County elected officials are reimbursed for expenses incurred while on official business. Aberdeen is alone among Harford County's three municipalities in providing an elected official with...

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