Business, Police/Fire

Maryland State Police officials announce salary increase, ramp up recruitment efforts

PIKESVILLE, MD—Maryland State Police officials this week announced a salary increase in an effort to ramp up recruitment efforts. The salary increase will be in effect for newly hired troopers as many law enforcement agencies around the country work to recruit qualified applicants. Effective January 1, 2022 the state will increase the starting pay of trooper candidates from $35,000 to …


Business, Events, Family, Politics

Governor Hogan declares Christmas Eve state holiday

ANNAPOLIS, MD​—Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday declared Thursday, December 24, 2020 a state holiday in observance of Christmas Eve. Maryland state government agencies and offices will be closed. In addition, the governor announced that the state’s revised revenue projections, while still far below pre-pandemic levels, will allow Maryland to honor contracts previously negotiated with state employee unions. “In a year …