ANNAPOLIS, Md. (WJZ) — Gov. Larry Hogan announced Thursday that the state would provide the Department of Labor an additional $15 million to help beef up staffing and customer service for residents needing assistance with unemployment or other services.
“We’ve already paid out nearly a billion dollars in unemployment assistance to more than 640,000 Marylanders,” Hogan said Thursday.READ MORE: COVID In Maryland: 809 New Cases, Hospitalizations Flat Annapolis Police Warn Of Several Scams Targeting Residents
The investment will also increase fraud detection programming that has already saved the state more than $500 million in tax dollars.
Hogan also announced $10 million in rental housing assistance to help Marylanders struggling to cover rent payments during the coronavirus pandemic.MORE NEWS: Law Enforcement On High Alert After Plot Warning At U.S. Capitol, House Cancels Session Thursday