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Jul 27, 2016

Hogan, Franchot raise questions about city school renovations

ANNAPOLIS — The governor and state comptroller raised concerns Wednesday about the use of state funds for school construction in Baltimore City. Gov. Larry Hogan Wednesday expressed concern that the city is using state money to renovate old schools slated for demolition in the near future as part of an unprecedented $1 billion, 10-year plan to […]

Jun 23, 2016

Franchot lays down one of his swords

Never say Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot doesn't know when he's beaten.

May 12, 2016

Hogan pleased with Lever resignation

The outgoing executive director of the state's Interagency Committee on School Construction shouldn't wait until Sept. to leave his position, according to the governor.

May 12, 2016

Franchot promises to hammer home more messages to Baltimore County executive

Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot vowed to send more messages on providing air conditioning in classrooms to Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz and said he expects fallout from a decision Wednesday to fence off $15 million in school construction money.

May 11, 2016

Hogan, Franchot hold back school construction funds

ANNAPOLIS — A divided Board of Public Works Wednesday voted to withhold $15 million in state school construction and renovation aid from Baltimore County and Baltimore City. The vote by Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot over the objections of Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp was driven by continuing frustrations over lack of air […]

May 11, 2016

Lever resigns Md. school construction post

Lever said the Wednesday Board of Public Works meeting was the last straw and laid specific blame on Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot.

May 4, 2016

Is the clock running on David Lever?

Tension between Lever and governor, and changes on the state school board have some, including Lever, hinting at a possible departure.

Apr 6, 2016

Maryland board approves $5.6B Purple Line contract

ANNAPOLIS — The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a $5.6 billion contract to build the Purple Line in the suburbs of the nation’s capital. The contract was approved 3-0 on Wednesday for the light rail project in Montgomery and Prince George’s counties. A team of private companies has been chosen to design, build, […]

Jan 27, 2016

Md. board approves outside counsel for MTBE lawsuits

ANNAPOLIS — The Board of Public Works approved a contract to hire a consortium of outside attorneys to represent the state against petroleum companies as Maryland seeks to recover costs for the testing and cleanup of a widely used gasoline additive that has contaminated well water. The board approved the contract with the group of […]

Jan 27, 2016

‘This is our Flint’

Comptroller Peter Franchot chastises local government officials for being indifferent to the conditions in classrooms without air conditioning.

Jan 7, 2016

Hogan: Miller critique of Franchot is ‘pot calling the kettle black’

Criticisms of Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot by Maryland Senate President Thomas V. Mike  Miller Jr. might be just a touch ironic, according to Gov. Larry Hogan. You may remember that Miller, in a letter in early December, criticized the state’s tax collector for not focusing on his job and instead being distracted by issues outside […]

Jan 6, 2016

Lone attorney bids and wins $1M Md. state contract

ANNAPOLIS — One Maryland agency had $1 million to spend on legal representation and could only find one lawyer interested. Members of the state Board of Public Works raised questions about the lack of bidders for the contract with the Department of Human Resources representing child and adult welfare cases in Cecil County. They wanted […]

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