Governor Moore signs 3-year labor agreements between Maryland, state’s four civilian employee labor unions

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Wes Moore has signed five three-year memoranda of understanding between the State of Maryland and Maryland’s four major civilian employee labor unions. The governor was joined for the signing ceremony by Maryland Department of Budget and Management Secretary Helene Grady and members from all four labor unions: American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME); Maryland Professional […]

Governor Moore conducts swearing-in ceremony for cabinet members

ANNAPOLIS, MD – Governor Wes Moore on Thursday delivered the oath of office in the official swearing-in ceremony of the Moore-Miller Administration’s cabinet secretaries, marking the most diverse cabinet in the state’s history. Governor Moore was joined by Lt. Governor Aruna Miller for the ceremony. “This is a proud day for our administration as we keep our promise to all […]

State employees in Maryland to receive 4.5 percent cost of living adjustment

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that all employees across state government will receive a 4.5% cost of living adjustment (COLA) increase— effective November 1, 2022—as part of a series of measures to enhance statewide workforce recruitment and retention efforts. The governor’s action follows official budget projections from the Board of Revenue Estimates showing that, for the second consecutive […]

Governor Hogan announces expanded incentives for state employees to serve as election judges

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan this week announced that the state is expanding its leave incentives for state employees to serve as local election judges for the upcoming July 19 primary election and the November 8 general election. “Election judges play an important role in the democratic process, and state employees have always stepped up to serve,” said Governor Hogan. “For […]

Governor Hogan announces bipartisan agreement to provide $1.86 billion in tax relief to Marylanders

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan, Senate President Bill Ferguson, and House Speaker Adrienne A. Jones on Monday announced a historic bipartisan agreement to provide $1.86 billion in tax relief over five years for Maryland retirees, small businesses, and low-income families. Combined with the recently-enacted gas tax suspension, this legislative session will deliver nearly $2 billion in tax relief. “Today, we are […]

Governor Hogan announces elimination of four-year degree requirement for thousands of state jobs [VIDEO]

ANNAPOLIS, MD—Governor Larry Hogan on Tuesday announced the launch of a multi-pronged, first-in-the-nation workforce development initiative to formally eliminate the four-year college degree requirement from thousands of state jobs. Spearheaded by the Maryland Department of Labor and the Maryland Department of Budget and Management (DBM), the state will work with partners to recruit and market these roles to job seekers […]

Governor Hogan announces end of mask requirement in state buildings

ANNAPOLIS, MD—With the state’s health metrics continuing to substantially decline, Governor Larry Hogan on Monday announced that the requirement for masks and face coverings to be worn in state buildings will end next week. In addition, the governor has called on the State Board of Education to rescind its school mask policy, and encourages parents who want to weigh in […]