Three wrongfully convicted men each awarded $2.9 million in damages

The Board of Public Works approved compensation for three wrongfully convicted men.
Alfred Chestnut, Andrew Stewart Jr., and Ransom Watkins were each given $2.9 million in damages for spending more than three decades in prison due to convictions for a 1983 murder of a Baltimore middle schooler. They were exonerated in November.

Board approves $9 million for five wrongly convicted men

The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved $9 million to award to five men who were wrongly convicted.

Hogan directs wrongfully convicted to be paid; post office renovations approved

Gov. Larry Hogan, R, said payments to five men wrongfully imprisoned in Maryland would be awarded in two weeks, at the next meeting of the Maryland Board of Public Works. On Wednesday, the board also approved a $9.7 million payment to continue converting a onetime post office in downtown Annapolis into offices for the governor’s staff.

Steam line repair project means changes on Lawyers Mall

ANNAPOLIS — Statues of Thurgood Marshall and three companions are being sent away from Lawyers Mall in Annapolis. And it’s for their own good. The Board of Public Works voted unanimously on Wednesday to approve emergency funding for an underground…

Hogan establishes statewide schools investigator general

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan signed an executive order Tuesday forming an Office of Education Accountability, an independently appointed investigator general, to look into allegations of corruption, abuse and other improprieties in the public education systems across the state.

Annapolis roundup: Bill signing; veto override; census suit

Governor Larry Hogan signed seven bills while two of his vetoes were overridden. Meanwhile, Maryland joined 19 other states to sue the federal government over citizenship questions on the 2020 census.

State funds screens to block ‘fishing’ at detention center

The Board of Public Works approves emergency funding Wednesday, for the second time in four months, to address contraband ‘fishing’ problems at a Baltimore city detention center.

Board grants controversial wetlands license to Kent Island developer

Wednesday, Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford and Treasurer Nancy Kopp voted in favor of granting a wetlands license to a Kent Island developer, despite complaints from residents and previous application rejections.

Hogan, Franchot criticize school construction officials for overspending

In Wednesday’s Board of Public Works meeting, Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot aired serious concerns about state public school construction projects in a heated discussion.

Board hopes international travel at BWI grows

Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, sitting in for Gov. Larry Hogan, wats to see Baltimore/Washington International Airport’s position in the Washington, D.C., market expand, particularly in the area of international travel.