Board of Public Works – October 20 Meeting Agenda

The Board of Public Works — a three-member panel including Governor Larry Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot, and State Treasurer Nancy Kopp — reviews projects, contracts, and expenditure plans for state agencies, many of which affect county governments. It typically convenes on alternating Wednesdays in the Governor’s Reception Room on the 2nd floor of the State House in Annapolis, and meetings are open to the public. The Board’s next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, October 20,…

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October 6 Board of Public Works Meeting: Here’s What Counties Need to Know

The Board of Public Works (BPW) — a three-member panel including Governor Larry Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot, and State Treasurer Nancy Kopp — reviews projects, contracts, and expenditure plans for state agencies, many of which affect county governments. The BPW considered and approved the following requests and recommendations at its meeting on October 6, 2021: Note: This is a list of county-specific items, not a comprehensive list of BPW actions. Allegany County A request from the Maryland…

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Anne Arundel Passes Minimum Wage Increase, Benefits for Construction Workers

On Monday, October 4, the Anne Arundel County Council passed a bill to establish a minimum wage and benefits for construction trade employees in a 4 -3 vote along partisan lines. County Executive Steuart Pittman, County Council members and labor unions advocated for increased wages and benefits for construction trade professionals that do business with the county. Some council members raised concerns during debate on Bill 72-21 about how passing such a measure would effect…

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Board of Public Works – October 6 Meeting Agenda

The Board of Public Works — a three-member panel including Governor Larry Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot, and State Treasurer Nancy Kopp — reviews projects, contracts, and expenditure plans for state agencies, many of which affect county governments. It typically convenes on alternating Wednesdays in the Governor’s Reception Room on the 2nd floor of the State House in Annapolis. The Board’s next meeting is Wednesday, October 6, 2021, at 10:00 am. Material for the upcoming meeting…

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September 15 Board of Public Works Meeting: Here’s What Counties Need to Know

The Board of Public Works (BPW) — a three-member panel including Governor Larry Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot, and State Treasurer Nancy Kopp — reviews projects, contracts, and expenditure plans for state agencies, many of which affect county governments. The BPW considered and approved the following requests and recommendations at its meeting on September 15, 2021: Note: This is a list of county-specific items, not a comprehensive list of BPW actions. Related Coverage: BPW Breakthrough: Panel Seeks, Receives…

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BPW Breakthrough: Panel Seeks, Receives Cost Split to Help Counties

At this week's meeting of the Board of Public Works, Secretary of Budget and Management David Brinkley pledged that a project to replace state-mandated electronic pollbooks and ancillary equipment would follow the same 50/50 state/county funding split as other comparable equipment since 2001. The assertion came at the behest of Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot and State Treasurer Nancy Kopp, both of whom raised concerns over a State Board of Elections plan to invoice county governments…

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MACo: Fund New Pollbooks 50/50 State/County

MACo Legislative Director Kevin Kinnally this week sent a letter to the Board of Public Works urging that a pending funding request for new electronic pollbooks follow the same 50/50 state/county funding split as other comparable equipment since 2001. In 2006, Maryland passed legislation requiring all polling places to be equipped with electronic pollbooks to verify the names and addresses of eligible voters. Chapter 61 of 2006 required the Governor to include in future years’…

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Board of Public Works – September 15 Meeting Agenda

The Board of Public Works — a three-member panel including Governor Larry Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot, and State Treasurer Nancy Kopp — reviews projects, contracts, and expenditure plans for state agencies, many of which have an effect on county governments. It typically convenes on alternating Wednesdays, and the meetings are open to the public. Meetings are held in the Governor’s Reception Room on the 2nd floor of the State House in Annapolis. The Board’s next…

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September 1 Board of Public Works Meeting: Here’s What Counties Need to Know

The Board of Public Works (BPW) — a three-member panel including Governor Larry Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot, and State Treasurer Nancy Kopp — reviews projects, contracts, and expenditure plans for state agencies, many of which affect county governments. The BPW considered and approved the following requests and recommendations at its meeting on September 1, 2021. Note: This is a list of county-specific items, not a comprehensive list of BPW actions. Allegany County A request to…

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