Pandemic Spending Workgroup to Review MD Labor COVID Relief Programs

Maryland Department of Labor will provide details on COVID relief aid.

The Comptroller’s Workgroup on Pandemic Spending will hold its third meeting on Thursday, July 29, at 1:30 p.m. to continue its review of state and federal COVID-related spending.

David McGlone, deputy secretary for the Maryland Department of Labor, will overview pandemic relief programs funded by state or federal dollars and administered by the department.

As previously reported on Conduit Street, the Comptroller’s Workgroup on Pandemic Spending is an agency-led panel charged with conducting a comprehensive review of state and federal COVID-related spending.

According to a press release:

Resulting from language inserted into the Fiscal Year 2022 budget by the Maryland General Assembly following Comptroller Franchot’s request for an independent review of pandemic-related spending, the workgroup is conducting a full inspection of how pandemic funds have been expended; determining if the funds went to intended recipients and populations most in need; examining disparities in distribution; and identifying possible predatory fraud and pandemic profiteering.

Thursday’s meeting will be held at 1:30 pm in the Assembly Room at the Louis L. Goldstein Treasury Building.

The meeting will also be streamed on the Comptroller of Maryland’s YouTube channel.

Stay tuned to Conduit Street for more information.

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