Pensions

Baltimore County Council scales back pension benefit

Baltimore County Council scales back pension benefit

The Baltimore County Council voted Tuesday to scale back a pension program that has allowed some employees to receive separate pensions and large payouts for having served the county in multiple positions. But the county executive and some other top officials in the program will still receive the enhanced benefits.

Council members voted unanimously to ban the practice in the future, except for employees who have been retired for at least one year who come back to the county for a different job.

The bill will put an end to a practice that benefits County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and two other county employees, whose terms as council members ended one day and who began different...

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