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Hogan gives raise to state employees (access required)

Gov. Larry Hogan Wednesday said he will spend $68 million earmarked for a 2 percent cost-of-living increase for state employees. The announcement comes at the same time the governor declared May 6 State Employee Recognition Day. “State employees are the backbone of our government and it is an honor to serve the people of Maryland alongside them,” said Governor Hogan. “What I witnessed last week in Baltimore once again underscored their selfless dedication and commitment to our citizens. Despite the fiscal challenges we continue to face, I am proud to continue to provide our state employees with the pay increase they need and deserve.”

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State employees unveil “Doomsday Clock” for cuts

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland state employees will be unveiling a “Doomsday Clock” to count down when a half a billion in budget cuts will take effect, unless a special session is called to change the budget. The Maryland State Education Association ...

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Board of Public Works approves $2.4B prescription drug contract

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a $2.4 billion prescription drug contract for state employees. The board voted 2-1 on Wednesday to award the contracts to Missouri-based Express Scripts Inc. Gov. Martin O’Malley and Treasurer Nancy ...

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State pension commission to hold last meeting

ANNAPOLIS — A panel that has been studying the sustainability of pensions and benefits for state employees is holding its last scheduled meeting. The Public Employees’ and Retirees’ Benefit Sustainability Commission is scheduled to meet Thursday in Annapolis. The panel, which ...

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Md. House committee holds hearing on pensions

ANNAPOLIS — A proposal to increase Maryland state employees’ pension contribution rate from 5 percent to 7 percent is getting a hearing before a House of Delegates committee. The House Appropriations Committee will discuss the proposal on Tuesday. Gov. Martin ...

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