Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is “very seriously”considering implementing furloughs of state employees, reports AFSCME Maryland. The Legislature adopted budget language which “fenced off” the funds for the 2% pay raise that all state and university workers began receiving in January, so Hogan can’t use the pay raise money for any other spending. But Hogan “can choose to simply not spend the money at all and state employee’s pay would be cut,” AFSCME Maryland warns.
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