State officials said at a legislative briefing Thursday that their agencies must do more to flag financial mismanagement at group homes — problems similar to those that went unheeded at an Anne Arundel County facility where a 10-year-old died this month.
Maryland's Board of Public Works, a panel that includes the governor and other top state officials, did little to scrutinize millions in contracts it awarded in recent years to the financially strapped operator of a group home where a 10-year-old boy died this month, records show.
The recent death of a 10-year-old disabled foster child at an Anne Arundel County group home was just the latest in a series of problems at LifeLine, the state contractor that has been paid millions in taxpayer funds to care for "medically fragile" individuals, a two-month investigation by The Baltimore Sun has found.
Congress returns to work Monday facing a tight deadline to fund highway and road projects across the country, an election-year scramble that has injected uncertainty into state and local construction plans at the start of the summer driving season.
Baltimore City Community College has been warned that its accreditation could be in jeopardy amid concerns about its focus, goals, effectiveness and publishing of information, just two years after the college was taken off probation over problems with its assessment of student learning.
With People's Community Health Centers closing its five low-cost clinics in Baltimore and Anne Arundel, patients are concerned about what happens next and officials are trying to find other providers to fill the void.
People's Community Health Centers says it remains committed to opening a health center in Severn, despite Anne Arundel County holding back funding after learning of an IRS judgment against the nonprofit.