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Maryland credit rating, day three

The credit rating front has been quieter Wednesday with Maryland officials believing any Standard & Poor’s rating action will not come soon, if at all. Here are some of the things that didn’t quite make the stories in the dead-tree ...

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Top 5: ‘You got to let us be heard’

Middle East residents expressed their anger Thursday night at a presentation from East Baltimore Development Inc. and Ravens games may be a little trickier to get into this year. Those stories and more in this week’s business top 5. 1. ...

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Maryland highway contractor questions SHA audit

An engineering executive said Wednesday his firm saw no problem with a State Highway Administration bidding process that yielded his firm a $16 million contract in 2008, and has since come under the scrutiny of state auditors. “I think some of these things are unfair and create a pretty poor perception of some public officials who are doing a pretty good job for the public," said Steve Zentz, a partner with Rummel, Klepper & Kahl. RK&K and KCI Technologies won the contract Oct. 15 2008. Johnson, Mirmiran & Thompson Inc. was awarded a similar five-year, $16 million contract for construction management and inspection services in Montgomery and Prince George's counties about two months later. The Department of Legislative Services report found SHA did not follow its normal procurement process in awarding the contracts.

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Auditors to expand review of State Highway Administration

Maryland auditors will expand their review of State Highway Administration spending after an initial report revealed a range of ethical, and potentially legal, issues with the way contracts worth more than $30 million were awarded. The audit found the SHA ...

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Audit faults Baltimore City Circuit Court clerk’s office for outstanding fees

A state audit has found “significant” accounting deficiencies in the Baltimore City Circuit Court clerk’s office, including a failure to collect nearly $8 million in outstanding criminal fees and to verify that more than $34.3 million in civil fees had ...

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Md. agencies release precinct population counts

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland agencies have released a report on precinct population counts for redistricting and reapportionment. The report contains population counts based on the 2010 Census for the state’s 1,849 voting districts in 23 counties and Baltimore city. It was ...

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Audit finds discrepancies in MTA ridership numbers

The Maryland Transit Administration reported to federal officials carrying 18 million more bus riders than it did when submitting ridership data to the state in fiscal 2009. That discrepancy is revealed in a new state audit by the Department of ...

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Teachers’ pension cuts aren’t likely to shore up system

ANNAPOLIS — The House of Delegates and Maryland Senate this past week both voted to cut pension benefits for state teachers and employees while raising contribution rates and retirement ages, ostensibly to cure a massive $18 billion underfunding of the ...

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