Pr. Geo.'s Unions: Johnson's Wasting Money
A rift between Prince George's County Executive Jack B. Johnson and the unions representing county public safety agencies is deepening.
Last week, a coalition of five unions filed a series of public information requests with the county, seeking answers that they believe will prove Johnson's administration has been wasting taxpayer money.
They asked for travel expenses for Johnson and his employees, credit card statements for cards issued to Johnson and his staffers, copies of invoices for purchases and repairs of vehicles used to transport Johnson and personal services contracts. The groups also want to know how much has been spent to advertise in the glossy Prince George's Suite magazine.
The unions have been critical of Johnson since he announced in July that he wanted to reopen contract negotiations and trim salary increases to close a $48 million budget gap. He has backed off the proposal but is now considering furloughs.
The unions are convinced the government is wasting money and the gap could be closed by spending cuts.
County spokesman James Keary said he had not seen the public information requests. He said he had no information on the executive's plans to close the budget gap.
September 4, 2008; 2:07 PM ET
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