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Jun 9, 2017

Maryland inks deal with Uber, Lyft for BWI Marshall rides

The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved contracts allowing travelers to use select ride-sharing services to travel to and from Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport. Local news outlets report per a two-year deal approved Wednesday, the airport will establish dedicated zones for Uber and Lyft, which will pay $2.50 for each ride. While Uber […]

Jun 7, 2017

Board of Public Works renews push to keep juvenile placements in state

ANNAPOLIS — Comptroller Peter Franchot Wednesday called on the state Department of Juvenile Services to find a way to transition more than three dozen juveniles in out-of-state facilities back to Maryland. The Board of Public Works Wednesday approved 39 contracts valued at more than $249.3 million for placement of youth in the custody of the […]

Apr 26, 2017

Hogan vows to ignore budget curbs on school construction approvals

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan said he will ignore budget language meant to curb the role of the Board of Public Works in giving final approval to recommendations for state school construction funding. Hogan, speaking at the board’s Wednesday meeting, said the language violates the state constitution and he would not follow it. The governor […]

Apr 21, 2017

Md. school construction aid delayed briefly after Hogan orders boycott

A panel charged with making recommendations on nearly $114 million in state aid for local school construction projects was unable to vote Thursday after Gov. Larry Hogan ordered his two representatives to stay away in protest. The absence of Planning Secretary-designee Wendi Peters and Department of General Services Secretary Ellington Churchill from The Interagency Committee […]

Feb 23, 2017

Trump protesters interrupt BPW meeting, ask Hogan to respond

ANNAPOLIS — Activists opposed to President Donald Trump interrupted a public meeting Wednesday and called on Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan to take a stand against his policies. Three women interrupted the Board of Public Works meeting to ask why the Republican governor wasn’t speaking out against Trump. Samantha Easton of Easton, Maryland, rose from her […]

Jan 4, 2017

Hogan ignores legislature, demands school leaders come to Annapolis

ANNAPOLIS — Gov. Larry Hogan Wednesday said he will ignore a legislative prohibition that seeks to end a requirement that school system leaders appear before the Board of Public Works in an annual event known as “Beg-a-thon.” Hogan ordered the secretary of the Board of Public Works to inform officials at all of Maryland’s public school […]

Dec 21, 2016

Maryland board to consider contract for veterans home

ANNAPOLIS — A Maryland board is scheduled to consider a $35 million contract extension to prevent any disruption of service at the Charlotte Hall Veterans Home in St. Mary’s County. The Board of Public Works is set to take up the one-year renewal contract at its meeting on Wednesday in Annapolis. The extension is needed […]

Oct 19, 2016

Md. agency seeks mulligan on lowest-bid deal

ANNAPOLIS — Sometimes the lowest bidder isn’t the best. Maryland’s three-member Board of Public Works Wednesday unanimously approved an emergency short-term deal to replace a winning bidder, whose bid was so low it attracted questions earlier this year from Comptroller Peter Franchot. Ultimately, the lowest bidder quickly faltered in its contractual obligations and was terminated [...]

Oct 5, 2016

Kopp hints at Md.’s possible split with Wells Fargo

State Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp Wednesday said a number of state agencies have accounts with Wells Fargo which they will be allowed to keep at least in the near term.

Sep 7, 2016

Split Md. board defers decision on health contract

ANNAPOLIS — A divided Board of Public Works voted Wednesday to defer for two months a vote to award a new contract for health services for state employees so the losing bidder, a 15-year incumbent, could mount an appeal. The 2-1 decision that delayed a vote on the contract for 60 days featured a rare […]

Aug 18, 2016

Baltimore to get $20M in grants to stop sewer overflows

Baltimore will get more than $20 million in grants to help prevent sanitary sewer overflows. Maryland’s Board of Public Works approved the Bay Restoration Fund grants on Wednesday. The Maryland Department of the Environment said in a news release that the grants will help Baltimore improve the existing sanitary sewer infrastructure in the Patapsco and […]

Aug 17, 2016

Lever quietly leaves Md. schools’ post a month early

"In light of new developments, I find it necessary to accelerate the effective date of my resignation," Lever wrote in a letter.

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