Unclaimed property list includes state agencies, famous Marylanders

The state is holding unclaimed property belonging to universities and a medical center, Treasurer Nancy Kopp, Carmelo Anthony, Ray Rice, Kirk Bloodsworth and other famous Marylanders.

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.

Board questions agencies’ procurement processes, minority business participation

At Wednesday’s Board of Public Works meeting, Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford and Comptroller Peter Franchot questioned the state’s process of granting contracts and challenged the dearth of minority business subcontracts in University System of Maryland contracts.

Pope Francis wows thousands who trekked to Washington for a glimpse

Following a meeting with President Barack Obama, Pope Francis traveled in a Jeep Wrangler popemobile between the Ellipse and along a portion of the National Mall in a papal parade, in front of thousands of attendees who waited for hours ahead of the event.

Biology professor to perform in choir for Pope Francis

Wednesday, St. Mary’s College of Maryland biology professor Jeff Byrd will perform on a lawn in front of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, where the pope is scheduled to celebrate mass — a large change from his typical afternoon location in the lab.

Hogan, Franchot blast state contractor over speaking payments to O’Malley

The Board of Public Works tabled a contract renewal vote with the Environmental Systems Research Institute, over ethical concerns about the company’s speaking contract with former Gov. Martin O’Malley.