After seeing that former Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s tax return reported his earnings at about $2.5 million and with Gov. Martin O'Malley's probably in the same range, I suggest that the post of governor and the cabinet should be volunteer positions, with no pay and no benefits, especially retirement.
I estimate that state would be able to remove the furlough policy on state employees. It would strength the idea that the governor and his cabinet are truly public servants .