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HB100 Retirement Pension Tax Subtraction Modification
06/16/2017

Due to several requests we are putting this information out again and giving you the ability to read the law. On April 18, 2017 the Governor signed HB100.This bill gives retired officer’s 55 or older that live in Maryland a pension income tax subtraction modification in the amount of $15,000. We h

FOP89 FALLEN HEROE’S MEMORIAL BRICK’S
03/13/2017

FOP Lodge 89 is creating a Heroes’ Walk at our Fallen Heroes’ Memorial. You can now purchase a brick for the walk which can be engraved with a personalized message. See the link below for a copy of the brochure which has full details and ordering information.FOP89-Brick-BrochureTo go directly to t

Tax Subtraction for Active Officers
02/08/2017

Beginning January 1, 2016, “law enforcement officers” can claim an income tax subtraction modification for the first $5,000 of income earned if:The section below is taken directly from the Maryland State Comptroller Website. Frequently Asked Questions About Income TaxLink to section on website30. W

LEOSA date notifications
02/06/2017

The Range asked us to pass on that their will be an added LEOSA training on February 13 at 1500 hours. Also, the March 14th date is full. Time will be 1600 due to the change to Daylight Savings Time.Lt. Baden is waiting for OIT to get his desk phone set up so he can put a message on it, but at thi

Public Safety Labor News

All Things Body Cameras
Marc Fuller, 11/21/2019

Will discusses body cameras with Mike Rains and Rocky Lucia of the law firm Rains Lucia Stern St. Phalle & Silver, PC. They look at the history of body camera use in California, body cameras and criminal prosecutions of police officers, privacy matters, and what issues regarding body cameras are typ

In Some Parts Of The Country, Patronage Is Still Legal
Will Aitchison, 10/28/2019

Though it seems like an anomaly in many places, in some areas of the country political patronage systems still exist. In such systems, employees can be discharged because of their political affiliations or activities. While the areas of the country where patronage systems exist are few and are shrin

No Due Process Right For Probationary Employees To Remain On Layoff List
Will Aitchison, 10/28/2019

Good news is not on the way when a court starts its opinion in your case by writing: “A chance at a job is not a right to it. When the government has broad discretion to take a benefit away from its employees, that benefit is not a constitutionally protected property interest.”The case began when co