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State officials delay vote on Baltimore County equestrian center

State officials delay vote on Baltimore County equestrian center

Sending a message to Baltimore County Executive Kevin Kamenetz, the Maryland Board of Public Works deferred action Wednesday on a proposed $2.3 million state contribution to a new horse riding center in Cockeysville.

Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot voted to delay acting on the county's request for Program Open Space money, which would help pay for the 9,800-square-foot arena. The board's other member, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, dissented.

Franchot told county officials he had heard complaints that plans for the proposed therapeutic equestrian center were developed without adequate input from the community. But the comptroller also linked the project to the...

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