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Department of General Services

Feb 27, 2023

Montgomery Park loses Md. Supreme Court appeal in bid for MIA’s lease

A unanimous Maryland Supreme Court has ruled against Montgomery Park in its effort to reopen the bidding for the Maryland Insurance Administration’s lease.

Jun 6, 2022

Md. high court will hear Montgomery Park’s bid for insurance administration lease

The Montgomery Park building’s back-and-forth legal battle to reopen the bidding for the Maryland Insurance Administration’s lucrative Baltimore lease will go before the state’s top court.

Mar 1, 2022

Montgomery Park loses appeal in bid for MIA’s lease

Montgomery Park has lost the latest legal battle in its back-and-forth effort to reopen the bidding for the Maryland Insurance Administration’s lease.

May 3, 2018

Lawyers’ Mall solicitation ban’s fate could depend on ‘forum’ ruling

A free-speech challenge to a Maryland state agency’s ban on financial solicitations on Lawyers’ Mall could come down to whether the site – at the foot of the State House and the feet of Thurgood Marshall’s statue – is an open forum for political protest or a simply a common area subject to legitimate government […]

Mar 9, 2018

ACLU sues over Lawyers’ Mall solicitation ban

ANNAPOLIS – The ACLU of Maryland filed suit Thursday against the Department of General Services, saying DGS’s ban on financial solicitations on Lawyers’ Mall – a popular site for political protest at the foot of the State House – violates the constitutional right to freedom of speech. The ACLU chapter also seeks a preliminary injunction […]

Jul 12, 2016

Hogan names new DGS secretary

Gov. Larry Hogan Tuesday announced the appointment of a new Department of General Services secretary. He didn’t have to look far to find a candidate. Ellington Churchill, Jr., 46, the deputy secretary of Housing and Community Development, has been tapped to fill the vacancy left by Gail Bassette, who after 18 months on the job resigned […]

May 16, 2016

Hogan’s energy policy leader moved to Department of General Services

A. Leigh Williams, the director Maryland Energy Administration, is changing roles less than a year after Gov. Larry Hogan appointed her to lead the agency tasked with setting policy on reducing energy consumption in the state.

Nov 23, 2015

Maryland officials complain of shabby Capitol grounds

ANNAPOLIS — The governor’s mansion in Maryland appears pristine and well-kept, with new flowers and clean landscaping. Just across the street, a national historic landmark — the state Capitol — sits among piles of unraked leaves, weeds and untrimmed bushes. The grounds have become so shabby that state officials are exploring the possibility of forming […]

Oct 14, 2015

Bedbugs close comptroller’s office in Baltimore

There are bloodsucking parasites lurking on the fourth floor of the Preston Street office of the Maryland comptroller. And it’s those parasites — bedbugs, specifically — that have caused a great deal of angst among employees and caused the state to close the Baltimore office. “We are acting out of an abundance of caution and […]

Sep 2, 2014

Public defender’s lease request not pegged to new bail law

Language justifying an expansion of the state Office of Public Defender's Towson office lease was based on a previous staffing expansion.

Nov 15, 2013

Auditors fault bid process for state fuel contract

The state’s primary procurement agency should have restructured or rebid a five-year, $305 million fuel contract when it received only one bid that fulfilled all the requirements, auditors for the General Assembly concluded in a report released Friday.

May 2, 2012

Georgia company to fuel Maryland vehicles

ANNAPOLIS — A Georgia-based company will be responsible for the supply and distribution of fuel at state facilities, despite the strenuous objections of Comptroller Peter Franchot, who lamented that a Maryland company did not win the $305 million award. Mansfield Oil Co. in Gainesville, Ga., was awarded a five-year contract by the Department of General […]

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