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Panel to Investigate Mishandling of MD Corrections Officers Paychecks

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Maryland lawmakers are forming a panel to investigate the mishandling of state employee paychecks.
    
Sen. Thomas "Mac" Middleton and Del. Maggie McIntosh announced the joint legislative panel Friday.
    
At a hearing this month, the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services said it has received more than 1,000 complaints about employees not getting paid properly.
    
Middleton, a Democrat who chairs the Senate Finance Committee, says Gov. Larry Hogan's administration was warned that a new payroll system was not ready, and for two months employees have been getting partial paychecks. Middleton says some employees have been forced to get high-interest loans to pay critical bills.
    
The department didn't immediately return a call seeking comment.
    
Members of the panel will be announced next week.

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