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Maryland government employees protest state job vacancies

Posted at 11:18 AM, Aug 08, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-08 11:18:40-04

BALTIMORE (AP) — Dozens of Maryland government employees and union members protested Wednesday, saying the governor has refused to fill thousands of vacant government positions.

A 2018 Maryland Legislative Services study showed more than 2,600 state job vacancies hadn't been filled.

Some union members say they're frustrated by Gov. Larry Hogan's decision not to release $245 million that included money for providing raises. Hogan's spokesman accused the union of playing political games