Maryland Attorney General proposes eliminating State Prosecutor.

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As part of his plan to spend less money and make government more efficient, Attorney General Douglas F. Gansler on Tuesday proposed eliminating the agency that investigates corruption among public officials.

Gansler, a Democratic candidate for governor, called the Office of the State Prosecutor “a holdover from the Watergate era” that overlaps with other law enforcement offices.

“If a need arises for a special prosecutor, for instance to avoid conflict of interest, one can be temporarily appointed, as Congress does now,” Gansler said in a detailed 16-page plan on how to streamline state spending if he were elected governor.

Read more: http://www.baltimoresun.com/news/maryland/politics/blog/bs-md-gansler-state-prosecutor-20140415,0,3416918.story#ixzz2yzWPr5CZ

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