Governor’s Supplemental Budget Contains Bonuses For State Employees

The bonuses are $1,000.



Annapolis, Md (KM) Maryland state employees could be seeing a little extra in their paychecks.

Governor Larry Hogan on Monday submitted a supplemental budget totaling $74.1-million; and that spending plan contains a $1,000 for state workers.

The Governor’s Office says these bonuses ere made possible by aggressive budget actions taken last year in response to projected revenue impacts of COVID-19.

“This supplemental budget recognizes the heard work of our state employees, who have overcome significant challenges to deliver essential services to Marylanders during this public health emergency,” says Governor Hogan, 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 this budget is approved, the bonus payments would take affect on April 14th for state employees, and on April 21st for University System of Maryland workers.

The supplemental budget submitted to the General Assembly by the Governor  is an amendment to his proposed fiscal year 2022, which provides $7.5-billion for K through 12 education, historic tax and stimulus relief for families and small businesses, and full funding of Chesapeake Bay restoration efforts.

Last month, the Governor submitted a supplemental budget totaling $1.5-milion which is focused on education.


By Kevin McManus