maryland board of public works

Apr 19, 2023

New contractor to be named at state-owned nursing facility after reports of abuse, neglect

Maryland will announce the company that will assume management and operation of Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in the wake of reports of abuse and neglect there.

Feb 15, 2023

State treasurer expresses concerns over costly suits, settlements

Maryland's treasurer called on state agencies to exhibit restraint and avoid costly lawsuits and settlements.

Dec 21, 2022

Md. board OKs leases to move agencies to downtown Baltimore

The Maryland Board of Public Works voted to approve the final set of leases to move a dozen state agencies and more than 3,000 employees to downtown Baltimore.

Apr 27, 2022

Maryland board OKs additional $83K to exoneree in 1984 killing

Maryland has agreed to pay the first death row inmate exonerated post-conviction by DNA an additional $83,000.

Mar 9, 2022

BPW approves new electric buses for BWI

The Maryland Board of Public Works approved a contract to purchase eight new battery-electric, zero-emission buses for BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport.

Nov 3, 2021

Wrongfully convicted Maryland man to get nearly $1 million payment

Maryland’s Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved a payment of nearly $1 million to a Baltimore man who spent 27 years in prison for a murder he did not commit. It is the second payment that the man, 73-year-old Michael Austin, has received for the time he spent behind bars. He became eligible for […]

Oct 20, 2021

Wrongfully convicted man awarded $550,000 under Walter Lomax Act

A Baltimore man who was wrongfully convicted of robbery and spent nearly a decade behind bars will receive more than $550,000 under a new law.

Aug 30, 2018

The case against Kopp

Some Democrats in the General Assembly are bandying about the idea of dumping Nancy Kopp as state treasurer.

Jul 19, 2018

$60M expansion, renovation of BWI’s Southwest terminal approved

A request for a $60 million expansion and renovation of the Southwest Airline terminal at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport led to a rare public disagreement between the governor and comptroller on the handling of a controversial change in landing patterns at the airport.

May 16, 2018

New Judiciary filing fees rejected by Hogan, board

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Judiciary walked away with a split decision from the Board of Public Works Wednesday after the three-member panel voted to eliminate some filing fees and rejected a request to impose new ones. The fee changes requested by the courts drew the attention of Republican Gov. Larry Hogan, who has made cutting fees […]

Apr 4, 2018

Hogan vetoes school construction oversight bill

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan Wednesday vetoed a bill that would remove a 50-year old process of school construction oversight, replacing it with one that gives the legislature more say and eliminates the Board of Public Works’ oversight role. Hogan vetoed the “this last-minute, secret bill” during the Board of Public Works meeting Wednesday. The […]

Mar 1, 2018

Wrongful convictions task force supports standardized compensation

A task force studying wrongful convictions in Maryland is asking state lawmakers to establish a more streamlined process for compensating and supporting people who have been exonerated, including establishing a standard amount of compensation per year of incarceration. Members of the the Task Force to Study Erroneous Conviction and Imprisonment, established last year by the […]

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