Gov. Hogan Declares Christmas Eve State Holiday

Several state employees will officially have a day off on Christmas Eve.

Gov. Larry Hogan has declared Dec. 24 as a state holiday, meaning the state’s government agencies and offices will be closed that day.

“Today I am declaring Thursday, December 24, 2020 a state holiday in observance of Christmas Eve. In a year that has been challenging for so many, this will give our dedicated employees more time to spend with their families,” Hogan tweeted Thursday.

Hogan also announced that Maryland’s state revenue projections will be able to honor its contracts with union employees that call for wage increases.

A statement from the governor’s office says, “The contracts, negotiated in 2019, provide for a 2% cost of living increase for state employees represented by the American Federation of Teachers-Healthcare, the Maryland Professional Employees Council and the American Federation of State, Local and County Employees.  The state will also be restoring increases that were negotiated, but withheld, from the state’s police unions, which include the State Law Enforcement Labor Alliance and the MDTA Fraternal Order of Police.”

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Deirdre Byrne

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