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Spending board rejects radio cost overrun, rakes university officials over coals
Spending board rejects radio cost overrun, rakes university officials over coals

The state spending board continued its fiscal warpath Wednesday, raking university system officials over the coals for murky project explanations and refusing to cover a cost overrun in a statewide radio system. Led by Gov. Larry Hogan, the Board of Public Works voted 2 to 1 to disapprove a $19 million increase in a $485 million contract to develop a communication system for first responders after learning that agency officials had failed to factor operating costs for the system into the deal with Motorola Inc. "I just don't think that's acceptable," Hogan said. "That's not the way we want our agencies to do business." Comptroller Peter...

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