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2011 House Bill 5238: Ban most government employees “severance pay” deals
  1. Introduced by Rep. Patrick Somerville (R) on December 15, 2011, to prohibit the state, schools or local governments from providing severance pay for government employees and contractors, with some exceptions. The bill was introduced in the wake of a scandal involving a questionable “severance pay” check delivered to a political appointee hired by Wayne County Executive Robert Ficano.
    • Referred to the House Local, Intergovernmental, and Regional Affairs Committee on December 15, 2011.

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