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Apr 6, 2011

Board set to vote on drug contract extension for Catalyst

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland’s Board of Public Works is considering a one-year contract extension for a Rockville company to provide prescription drug coverage to state employees while a state board weighs the fate of a longer, $2.4 billion drug contract. The BPW is scheduled to vote Wednesday on granting the one-year extension to Catalyst, a Rockville-based […]

Mar 22, 2011

Prescription contract pulled from BPW

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Martin O’Malley is pulling a $2.4 billion prescription drug contract from consideration before a state board, saying a challenge to the deal should be completed first. The Board of Public Works was scheduled to decide Wednesday whether Express Scripts Inc. should win a 5-year, $2.4 billion deal to provide prescription drug coverage […]

Feb 24, 2011

Nancy Kopp re-elected as Maryland treasurer

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland Treasurer Nancy Kopp has been re-elected by the Maryland General Assembly. Kopp, a Democrat who has been treasurer since 2002, was chosen by lawmakers on Thursday over Republican William Campbell. The Democrat-controlled General Assembly chose Kopp during a joint session. The treasurer is the state’s chief representative in working with financial rating […]

Feb 9, 2011

Maryland delays marketing dental literacy

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland is delaying a dental literacy campaign designed to prevent deaths like that of the 12-year-old Prince George’s County boy who died of a tooth abscess in 2007. The state’s Board of Public Works — which includes Gov. Martin O’Malley, Treasurer Nancy Kopp and Comptroller Peter Franchot — delayed approval of an $885,000 […]

Dec 16, 2010

Franchot opposes $33M for State Center parking garage

The $33 million state debt burden for the State Center parking garage, as well as the absence of a formal agreement on labor costs or local hiring, led Comptroller Peter Franchot to vote against approving the parking garage lease agreement at Wednesday’s Board of Public Works meeting. The lease agreement was ultimately approved, with the […]

Nov 17, 2010

State approves Maryland Stadium Authority settlement with Orioles

The state approved on Wednesday a $913,000 settlement with the Baltimore Orioles, finally putting to a rest a dispute over stadium rent that has simmered for six years. The deal also modifies the team’s lease of Oriole Park at Camden Yards, ensuring the Maryland Stadium Authority — the team’s landlord — will see revenue from […]

Nov 17, 2010

Maryland board approves $485M deal for emergency network

ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland board has approved a $485 million contract over 15 years with Motorola Inc. to begin building a single communications network to link all first responders and state officials across Maryland. The Board of Public Works voted 2-1 to approve the project on Wednesday. Comptroller Peter Franchot opposed the deal, because the […]

Nov 9, 2010

Orioles to pay $913K for ad boards

The Baltimore Orioles will pay the state $913,000 to settle a long-standing dispute over advertising revenues as part of a deal approved Tuesday night by the Maryland Stadium Authority. The settlement, which must be approved by the state Board of Public Works to take effect, also modifies the team’s lease, ensuring the authority will see […]

Oct 20, 2010

Maryland board approves purchase of Medevac helicopters

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a $72 million contract to buy six Medevac helicopters to begin replacing an aging fleet. The board voted 3-0 on Wednesday to approve the contract with Agusta Aerospace Corp. The contract includes an option to buy up to six additional helicopters between July 2011 and […]

Oct 6, 2010

State doesn’t approve rest stop maintenance contract

ANNAPOLIS — The Board of Public Works Wednesday declined to approve a $4.8 million state contract for rest stop maintenance instead of awarding it to the winning bidder. Department of Transportation Secretary Beverley K. Swaim-Staley said a rebid of the contract was “the intent.” The board denied H.D. Myles Inc. a project to maintain two […]

Jun 24, 2010

Franchot seeks TV time for good behavior

Every two weeks, the governor, comptroller and treasurer gather for normally stodgy Board of Public works meetings to approve the acquisition of conservation land, construction contracts, lawsuit settlements and payments to private snow plowers. They usually single out a handful of items to question, to criticize, or to use as illustration for a point they’re […]

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