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A policy of severance pay in Baltimore County

A policy of severance pay in Baltimore County

The Baltimore County government has gained a reputation as being the place where openness and transparency in government have gone to die. The county's so-called "Executive Benefit Policy" and how it feathers the nests of high-ranking county officials already eligible for lucrative county pensions is another example of what happens when government is allowed to operate out of public view.

Fred Homan is the Baltimore County administrative officer, the second-in-command to County Executive Kevin Kamenetz. Mr. Homan has served in that position since...

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