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Maryland State Workers Rally Over Health Care, Pensions

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Gwen Filipiak, a teacher at Lewisdale Elementary School in Hyattsville, is concerned about plans to move pension responsibilities from the state to each school district.

"So we might pay into the pension for 25 years, and have some kind of upheaval in the ocunty and lose everything we've put into it," she says.

The union says workers have already taken furloughs and even pay cuts, but Gov. Martin O'Malley says Maryland is facing $35 billion in unfunded pension and health care liabilities and these changes are necessary.

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