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Hogan creates panel to study Maryland procurement

Hogan creates panel to study Maryland procurement

Gov. Larry Hogan issued an executive order Wednesday establishing a commission to reform what he called the state's "increasingly unworkable" policies for purchasing goods and services.

Announcing the move at a meeting of the state Board of Public Works, Hogan put Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford in charge of the bipartisan, 19-member panel that will study and recommend changes to the state's procurement system.

The commission will include members of Hogan's cabinet, lawmakers, private citizens and representatives of Comptroller Peter Franchot and Nancy K. Kopp. Rutherford said the panel will report recommendations to the governor by Dec. 1, in time for changes that...