The Board of Public Works voted unanimously Wednesday to terminate lease agreements at the $1.5 billion State Center in an action that Gov. Larry Hogan vowed would clear the way for major redevelopment in midtown Baltimore.
A commission set up by General Assembly leaders has launched the first comprehensive examination of Maryland's school construction program in 12 years, looking for ways to hold down costs while building better places to learn.
Gov. Hogan issued an executive order Wednesday establishing a commission to reform what he called the state's "increasingly unworkable" policies for purchasing good and services and to replace it with a system that gets the most bang for the taxpayer's buck.
Despite a state policy to send troubled teens to small, regional facilities for treatment, the Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday voted to allow a Carroll County treatment center to double its size to 96 beds — twice the state cap of 48.
The disbanding of the baseball and men's soccer teams made national news and has blown up into the biggest challenge of Maravene Loeschke's 18-month tenure as Towson's leader. Last week the controversy reached Annapolis, where Gov. Martin O'Malley and Comptroller Peter Franchot rebuked her decision and demanded she appear before them in two weeks to explain her actions.
One week after Baltimore County's retirement system lowered its long-term expectations of how much it will earn on investments, the state system faces a similar decision Tuesday – one with potentially significant consequences for current and future retirees and Maryland taxpayers.
A leading national credit rating agency said it will take a second look at Maryland's gold-plated credit status because of the ongoing debate in Congress over raising the nation's $14.3 trillion debt limit.
William Donald Schaefer, the dominant political figure of the past four decades of Maryland history, died yesterday after a "do-it-now" career that included four terms as Baltimore mayor, two as the state's governor and two as comptroller.