Democrats Send Holiday Greetings of Payroll Investigation to Hogan Administration

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It’s the time of year for Christmas bonuses. In Maryland, Democrats are saying some state workers didn’t even get their full holiday pay.

Democrats in the General Assembly issued a press release on Friday saying that the workers in the state’s Department of Corrections and Public Safety got shorted in their paychecks. The department got 1,100 emails complaining about the issue, the Democrats said.

They put the issue at the feet of a new payroll system and Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration.

“In an effort to save a few dollars, the Hogan administration ignored repeated warnings and put a payroll system in place that is cheating corrections officers and their families out of their pay during the holidays,” said Del. Maggie McIntosh, the Baltimore-based chairman of the House Appropriations Committee.

The holidays can bring out family differences, but in Annapolis this partisan version of coal in the stocking is just a warm-up for the General Assembly session. The Democrats are going to set up a joint panel to investigate the payroll system, with McIntosh saying, “We’ll get to the bottom of this.”

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