Legislators Join Employees Union Against Pay Rollback and Agency Cuts

As reported in the Baltimore Sun, legislative leaders in the Maryland General Assembly, including Speaker of the House Mike Busch, Speaker Pro Tem Adrienne Jones and Vice Chair of the Senate Budget & Taxation Committee Richard Madaleno, recently joined leaders and members of Maryland’s largest state employee’s union in opposing Governor Larry Hogan’s proposed 2% across-the-board spending cuts at agencies and the rollback of a pay raise state workers received January 1.

“I don’t believe ever in the history of this state that someone has seen an increase in their salary and then someone comes on and takes it back,” [Speaker of the House Mike Busch] said. The speaker pointed out that the pay cut, which would take effect July 1, would also affect the workers’ benefits and retirement pay.

For more information, see the whole story from the Baltimore Sun here.

For additional coverage of the Governor’s proposed budget and Maryland counties, see our previous post The Hogan Budget – What It Means For Counties.