Lower raises OK'd for 3 aides of Glendening

October 09, 1997|By Michael Dresser | Michael Dresser,SUN STAFF

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved scaled-back wage increases yesterday for three Glendening administration officials whose raises were blocked two weeks ago.

The three-member board -- which includes Gov. Parris N. Glendening -- approved 6.7 percent raises for Ray Feldmann, the governor's deputy press secretary, and Jacqueline M. Lampell, an assistant press secretary.

The board also approved a 4.8 percent raise for T. Eloise Foster, the deputy budget secretary.

At a Sept. 24 meeting, board members Comptroller Louis L. Goldstein and Treasurer Richard N. Dixon balked at higher proposed raises for the three. Dixon noted that state budget analysts had recommended against the proposed 15.3 percent raise for Feldmann, 9.9 percent raise for Lampell and 8 percent increase for Foster.

The raises approved yesterday take Feldmann's salary from $61,514 to $65,660, instead of the $70,912 in the original proposal. Foster's salary will go from $93,096 to $97,613 instead of $100,542. Lampell's will go from $58,672 to $62,622 instead of $64,500.

Dixon voted against the wage increases because of objections to four unrelated raises in the package. But Goldstein joined the governor in voting for the package.

Administration officials had argued that the initial press office raise proposals were justified because of increased workloads.

Pub Date: 10/09/97

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