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Hogan Considering Public Employee Layoffs/Pay Cuts

June 29th, 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 affecting 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…

10 Responses to “Hogan Considering Public Employee Layoffs/Pay Cuts”

  1. June 29, 2020 at 7:04 am, Brian said:

    how about starting to pay cuts at the top. so the people at the bottom might be able to keep their jobs I found 41 people on the state payroll butt makeover half-a-million dollars. I know these are college professors but I think they could handle a pay cut a little better going to worker at the bottom of the pay scale

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    • June 29, 2020 at 8:45 am, Jay said:

      Isn’t that a picture of Jim Justice next to the headline on this story? Good grief, this website. Middle school level.

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      • June 29, 2020 at 9:37 am, Jeff said:

        > No that’s Hogan before his cancer when he had a full head of hair.

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        • June 29, 2020 at 10:10 am, Jay said:

          Well then that’s worse. I guess they lost his current picture.

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  2. June 29, 2020 at 8:58 am, kim said:

    WHAT IS THE STATE GOING TO DO WHEN THERE IS NO CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS TO WATCH THE INMATES AT THE PRISONS THAT ARE ALREADY WORKING THE CO’S ENDLESS HOURS AND BEING DRAFTED TO STAY INSTEAD OF GOING HOME TO THEIR FAMILIES BECAUSE THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH CORRECTIONAL OFFICERS NOW!!!
    MY HUSBAND WORKS 56 TO 60 HOURS A PAY OVERTIME AND WHY BECAUSE THEY CAN’T HIRE ANYONE AROUND HERE BECAUSE OF THE BACKGROUND CHECKS!!!!
    THE CORRECTIONAL OFFICER ARE TIRED AND IT IS A SAFETY ISSUE FOR THEM AND EVERYONE ELSE INVOLVED!
    YEAH TAKE MONEY FROM THEM AND SEE WHAT HAPPENS IN THE PRISONS!!!

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    • June 30, 2020 at 10:15 am, Dan said:

      > Kim, I’ve been there. The simple fix is to stop running all the inmate programs they continue to run even without staffing needed. These are inmates, they need to pay the consequences.

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  3. June 29, 2020 at 10:28 am, Bob said:

    Why is the state of Maryland paying the employees of the University of Maryland that should be covered by tuition

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  4. June 29, 2020 at 10:28 am, Steve said:

    The top 3 highest paid in Maryland are University of MD coaches. Combined paid almost $7,000,000.

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  5. June 29, 2020 at 10:31 am, Steve DeStefano said:

    https://salaries.news.baltimoresun.com/

    Check it out!

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  6. June 29, 2020 at 11:27 am, BM said:

    So the Essential employees just 90 days ago are not too Essential. Is that your opinion Governor?
    Cumberland was forced into having the majority of the state penitentiaries with an already bare bones work force before COVID-19.

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