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Hogan administration considering layoffs, pay cuts for state workers

June 26th, 2020 by WCBC Radio

The Baltimore Sun reports Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is considering layoffs and pay cuts for state employees as a way of balancing a state budget that’s been hit by slow tax collections due to the Coronavirus pandemic. The proposal includes a series of budget cuts, potentially effecting the state’s more than 100,000 employees. According to the Maryland Professional Employees Council, the state forwarded its “FY21 Budget Balancing” ideas June 17th to the union. Among the measures under consideration: laying off an unspecified number of people; cutting salaries by 5%; eliminating all previously negotiated salary increases and cost-of-living adjustments; and adjusting rules to limit when workers qualify for overtime pay. Hogan, in an online discussion, said governors were recently briefed by experts suggesting the potential for a significant drop in revenues

7 Responses to “Hogan administration considering layoffs, pay cuts for state workers”

  1. June 26, 2020 at 1:43 pm, mac said:

    They were considered essential workers. Now they are considered expendable workers.


    • June 26, 2020 at 5:57 pm, dave said:

      > +1 Great comment Mac!


  2. June 26, 2020 at 1:58 pm, jim joe said:

    Does this include the State Police to?? Or they exempt from this pay cut as usual.


  3. June 26, 2020 at 3:28 pm, John P said:

    Cut Hogan’s pay. Leave essential workers alone


  4. June 26, 2020 at 6:45 pm, Pat said:

    Jim Joe this does NOT include law enforcement which it shouldn’t include. Support law enforcement because one day you may need them!


  5. June 27, 2020 at 5:38 am, Brian said:

    How about cutting the pay of the 41 people on the state payroll the makeover half-a-million dollars. I could only find records for 2012 but almost 5,700 people on the state payroll made over $100,000. But of course the state will want to lay off State Police first.


  6. June 27, 2020 at 9:26 am, Jerald G. said:

    So Hagan is cutting normal state employees pay and yet state police still get their yearly raises?? Makes no sense!!!!


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