Maryland Board of Public Works – February 19, 2020 Agenda

Maryland’s Board of Public Works (BPW) reviews projects, contracts, and expenditure plans for state agencies – many of which have an effect on county governments. The BPW is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot. It meets on alternating Wednesdays and the meetings are open to the public. The meeting will be held in Governor’s Reception Room on the 2nd floor of the State House in Annapolis. The Board’s next meeting is scheduled…

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Governor Hogan Details Maryland’s Response to Novel Coronavirus

https://twitter.com/MDHealthDept/status/1222588565185421312?s=20 Governor Larry Hogan took time during yesterday's Board of Public Works meeting to brief attendees on the steps Maryland is taking to respond to the 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) outbreak in China. Currently, there are no confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Maryland, though one individual has met the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) screening, and remains in isolation, pending the results of testing. From The Office of Governor Larry Hogan: “This morning, I…

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Maryland Board of Public Works – January 29, 2020 Agenda

Maryland’s Board of Public Works (BPW) reviews projects, contracts, and expenditure plans for state agencies – many of which have an effect on county governments. The BPW is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot. It meets on alternating Wednesdays and the meetings are open to the public. The meeting will be held in Governor’s Reception Room on the 2nd floor of the State House in Annapolis. The Board’s next meeting is scheduled…

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Board of Public Works Approves $18.8 Million in Rural Legacy Program Grants

The Board of Public Works yesterday unanimously approved more than $18.8 million in Rural Legacy Program grants for conservation easements in 18 counties. Funding from these grants will permanently protect more than 4,500 acres of working farms, forests, open space, shorelines, and wetlands — plus cultural and historic resources — throughout the state. According to a press release: The projects were recommended by the Rural Legacy Board, which consists of the Secretaries of the Maryland Department of Natural…

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Maryland Board of Public Works – January 8, 2020 Agenda

Maryland’s Board of Public Works (BPW) reviews projects, contracts, and expenditure plans for state agencies – many of which have an effect on county governments. The BPW is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot. It meets on alternating Wednesdays and the meetings are open to the public. The meeting will be held in Governor’s Reception Room on the 2nd floor of the State House in Annapolis. The Board’s next meeting is scheduled…

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Comptroller to MDOT: “Shut Down” Bay Bridge Construction Project
In 2018, MES scanned more than 700 bridges providing detailed analysis and reporting for the MDOT State Highway Administration. (Photo: coastalpics)
Comptroller to MDOT: “Shut Down” Bay Bridge Construction Project

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is calling on the Maryland Department of Transportation (MDOT) to "shut down" a construction project on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge. The $27 million deck rehabilitation project on the westbound span has led to severe traffic backups in recent weeks. https://twitter.com/peterfranchot/status/1181239905218777088 MDOT Secretary Pete Rahn last week apologized for the delays, reassuring the Board of Public Works that the state is working to mitigate traffic congestion during the long-term construction project. According…

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Maryland Board of Public Works – October 16, 2019 Agenda

Maryland’s Board of Public Works (BPW) reviews projects, contracts, and expenditure plans for state agencies – many of which have an effect on county governments. The BPW is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot. It meets on alternating Wednesdays and the meetings are open to the public. The meeting will be held in Governor’s Reception Room on the 2nd floor of the State House in Annapolis. The Board’s next meeting is scheduled…

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Delegates Urge BPW to Compensate Wrongfully Convicted; Governor Hints at New Process

Fifty delegates, including House Speaker Adrienne Jones, have sent a letter to the Board of Public Works -- Governor Larry Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot, and Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp -- calling on the board to exercise its authority under Maryland law to pay $12 million to five wrongfully convicted men who collectively spent over a century in prison. From The Baltimore Sun: “Five petitioners — Jerome Johnson, Lamar Johnson, Walter Lomax, Clarence Shipley and Hubert James Williams — spent a combined 120…

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Maryland Board of Public Works – September 4, 2019 Agenda

Maryland’s Board of Public Works (BPW) reviews projects, contracts, and expenditure plans for state agencies – many of which have an effect on county governments. The BPW is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot. It meets on alternating Wednesdays and the meetings are open to the public. The meeting will be held in Governor’s Reception Room on the 2nd floor of the State House in Annapolis. The Board’s next meeting is scheduled…

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Maryland Retains Triple-AAA Bond Rating, Prepares to Sell $550M in GO Bonds

Maryland State Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp announced this week that the three major bond rating agencies have reaffirmed the State’s AAA bond rating. The announcement comes in advance of the upcoming competitive sale of up to $550 million in State General Obligation Bonds on Wednesday, August 14, 2019. Proceeds from Maryland's tax-exempt General Obligation Bonds are used to finance important capital projects and improvements, such as public schools, community colleges, university projects, and hospitals. Maryland is…

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