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Hogan’s Supplemental Budget Includes $1000 for State Employees

March 9th, 2021 by WCBC Radio

Gov. Larry Hogan is asking lawmakers for permission to give state employees a bonus.

The governor on Monday submitted a $74.1 million supplemental budget that would provide a $1,000 bonus for all state employees. Hogan said the bonuses were made possible by early belt-tightening taken last year before projected revenue hits from COVID-19.

“This supplemental budget recognizes the hard work of our state employees, who have overcome significant challenges to deliver essential services to Marylanders during this public health emergency,” Hogan said in a statement. “We have been successful in weathering this storm without having to implement any layoffs or furloughs. I want to especially thank our front line workers, including police officers, healthcare workers, highway maintenance workers, and all of our dedicated public servants for their exceptional service.”

If approved, the bonus would take effect April 14 for most employees, and April 21 for University System of Maryland employees.