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Maryland lawmakers to consider appointment of state treasurer

Maryland lawmakers to consider appointment of state treasurer

Maryland’s General Assembly leaders have appointed a committee of lawmakers to consider applicants to be the state treasurer.

Delegates and senators vote every four years to select the treasurer, who manages the state’s money and sits on the powerful Board of Public Works. The Board of Public Works comprises the treasurer, comptroller and governor, and oversees state contracts and issues involving state lands and waterways.

Nancy Kopp, a Democrat and former state delegate, has been treasurer since 2002 and has re-applied for the job.

The position paid $149,500 last year, according to state records.

It’s not clear yet if anyone else has applied. The General Assembly...

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