Mr. Peditto, I saw your salary, its there for anyone that wants to look for it. I'd respectfully suggest that a commuter vehicle, with free fuel, probably bumps your effective salary over the $100K mark. I don't know if the anecdotes you relate about your on-call status are the sum total of one month or 10 years, but I suspect that you could do what I do when I get called out from time to time to a vehicular manslaughter, murder scene, armed robbery, etc.- drive yourself, put down your mileage for reimbursement (when I remember), and then still pay for your own commute to work. But I don't know, maybe you get called out 5 times a week and its cheaper for you to get a take home vehicle. But the fact is, justified or not, you are immune from fuel expense for employment purposes. For some of the hunters that you want to chip in "an extra tank of gas", a tank of gas is the difference between them getting to work this week, or turning down a job because they can't afford to drive to it. I am sorry, but between the increased boat registration, asking to add 6% sales tax on top of the flat tax on gasoline, toll hikes, etc. etc. I just doesn't seem like anyone working in Annapolis gets it. And I guarantee giving a take home vehicle to the guy with the 180 mile roundtrip everyday is not saving us tax payers any money. Don't get me wrong, I make a decent living but I'd love a take home car and I only have a 26 mile roundtrip commute. My counterpart in Queen Anne's County has fewer cases, more assistants, makes $20K more than me, and has a county car. A car is a reasonable request, its just not reasonable for me to ask for one at this time, when so many others are going without. If there are documents online that detail WHS's current budget by line item, the proposed budget, at least in the format that was sent to the legislative drafting table, the specific areas where the $3 million (+/-) is slated to go if the proposal passes, and the memos that detail your agency's evalution of what affect these hikes will have on hunter retention and recruitment, then I would certainly appreciate a link to those.