ANNAPOLIS - Maryland Gov. Parris N. Glendening signed legislation Tuesday that will give the Washington County state's attorney a raise of $22,588, an increase of more than 33 percent over the current salary.
The legislation, sponsored by the county's legislative delegation, changes the formula on which the prosecutor's pay is based - from 80 percent of a District Court judge's salary to 90 percent.
Under the current salary of $89,200 of a District Court judge, the pay would have increased from the current $67,840 a year paid to State's Attorney M. Kenneth Long Jr. to $80,280. The $12,440 increase would have been a raise of more than 18 percent.
Because the General Assembly also approved a $11,275 raise for judges this year, taking their salaries to $100,475 a year, the state's attorney's salary will become $90,428.