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James T. Smith, Jr.

Baltimore City Hall's new administrators already in line for government pensions

Baltimore City Hall's new administrators already in line for government pensions

Some of Mayor Catherine E. Pugh's top advisers have prior experience in government, potentially making them eligible for multiple pensions for their government work.

One of her top administrators — James T. Smith Jr. — receives at least $150,000 in annual pension payments from his previous government jobs even as he draws a $175,000 salary from the city.

Other new city officials who likely have banked future pension benefits from past government jobs include Peter A. Hammen, the new chief of operations, who served in the House of Delegates for 22 years, and Tisha Edwards, the new chief of staff, who was the interim CEO of the city's public school...

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