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Maryland officials approve $60 million expansion at BWI Airport over Franchot's objections

Maryland officials approve $60 million expansion at BWI Airport over Franchot's objections

Maryland officials on Thursday approved a $60 million renovation and expansion project at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport over the objections of Comptroller Peter Franchot and residents who live near the airport.

The Board of Public Works voted 2-1 to fund the project — which airport officials say is needed to fix aging infrastructure — but the panel also voted to not allow the Linthicum airport to open more airline gates until they come back to the board for additional approval.

Gov. Larry Hogan, Franchot and Treasurer Nancy Kopp, who make up the board, all...

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