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Repeat audit offenders would lose state money under proposed bill

ANNAPOLIS — Legislation that would strip state agencies of a portion of their budget should they have repeat audit findings would add teeth to such legislative audits, the bill’s sponsor said Tuesday. If passed, the state could realize significant savings ...

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Maryland Senate panel tackles ethics reform

As Maryland lawmakers consider sanctions against one of their own, a new committee of seven senators will be searching for ways to make the state’s ethics laws more open and transparent and toughen sanctions against lawmakers who break them. The ...

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State Highway Administration gets 66 extensions

ANNAPOLIS — The State Highway Administration sought extensions from the Board of Public Works for 66 architectural and engineering contracts on Wednesday after a pair of withering state reviews blasted the agency for skirting the spending panel’s oversight. The board ...

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Systemic problems at State Highway Administration

ANNAPOLIS — The culture at the procurement arm of the State Highway Administration dealing with construction inspection comes from an “unacceptable pattern of poor contract management and administration in the organization,” Transportation Secretary Beverley Swaim-Staley told legislators Tuesday. Swaim-Staley was ...

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Pipkin demands Maryland transportation head step down

State Sen. E.J. Pipkin, R-Upper Shore, has turned his sights on another branch of Gov. Martin O’Malley’s administration. The top Republican in the upper chamber, Pipkin called Friday for the resignation of Transportation Secretary Beverley K. Swaim-Staley in the wake ...

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‘Special review’ further faults State Highway Administration

The State Highway Administration hid cost overruns, handed out redundant contracts and skirted outside reviews of other spending while engaging in too-cozy relationships with its contractors, according to state auditors. The Office of Legislative Audits blasted the SHA in July ...

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Quake felt across Maryland, but little damage reported

Maryland officials say the earthquake was felt across the state, but no injuries or major damage are being reported. Maryland Emergency Management Agency spokesman Ed McDonough says Tuesday’s 5.8 magnitude quake, which was centered in Virginia, was felt from Garrett ...

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