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William Donald Schaefer
Franchot takes oath with call for procurement reform
Franchot takes oath with call for procurement reform

Comptroller Peter Franchot took the oath of office for his third term Monday with a call for Maryland to overhaul what he called a "broken" system for buying goods and services. Franchot, a Democrat, promised a new era of cooperation between his agency and the governor's office after Gov. Larry Hogan administered the oath. The ceremony marked a continuation of a bipartisan alliance that has been strengthening since Hogan was elected in November. "We have become good friends. We agree on a lot of things," Hogan told the crowd that filled the House of Delegates chamber in Annapolis. The warm relations between Hogan and Franchot stand in contrast with the...

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