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Governor Hogan Institutes Budget and Hiring Freeze Across State Government, Takes Action to Bolster Unemployment Claims Process

Governor Larry Hogan today announced that the state is instituting a budget and hiring freeze amid estimates that Maryland is facing a projected $2.8 billion shortfall due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The governor also announced that he has directed the Maryland Department of Labor to take steps to bolster the state’s unemployment insurance process to handle an unprecedented surge in claims. “The spread of this deadly virus is wreaking havoc on our national and state economies, on small businesses, and the people of our state,” said Governor Hogan. “In addition to defeating this invisible enemy and saving thousands of lives, there is nothing more important to me than getting our economy and our people back on their feet.” To reassure Maryland children of all ages ahead of the holiday weekend, the governor announced that he has issued an official proclamation deeming the Easter Bunny an essential worker in Maryland on Sunday, April 12. “There have been other times in our history that events and conflicts have prevented us from celebrating holidays in the way that we are accustomed to,” continued the governor. “The way we celebrate this weekend will be very different, but that in no way should diminish the promise of […]

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