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You're Up: Marylanders Take a Swing at Shrinking Government

Unclemartinwantsyou.jpgGov. Martin O'Malley asked for ideas on how to cut hundreds of millions from Maryland's budget. What will be done with them? Officials released 351 pages worth of the suggestions this afternoon.

Among them:

"purchase a bankrupt hotel or motel and require all elected personnel to stay there overnight when in Annapolis" -- Worcester

"...eliminate the use of the front license plates required for automobiles" -- Baltimore

Take a look at what else is in there:

Ideas For Cuts

Publicity stunt or useful exercise? Somewhere in the nuanced middle? Consider flagging your favorites below in the comments.

By Michael Laris  |  August 14, 2009; 1:40 PM ET
Categories:  Governor , Maryland State Budget , Michael Laris  
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I hate the public. The public is stupid.

Posted by: kevnet | August 14, 2009 7:55 PM | Report abuse

I hate politicians, they're arrogant elitists. Nobody ever said Democracy would be easy, neat, clean, and orderly. WE need term limits on all elected officials so we can get away from professional pols who never had a real job in their life and depend on taxpayers for their livilihood.

Posted by: VikingRider | August 15, 2009 8:43 PM | Report abuse

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