Budget

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.

State employees request more pay, hold rallies across Maryland

State employees rallied across Maryland to pressure the governor’s administration during their current contract negotiations.

Maryland Co-ops Not Worried About Closing

Amidst rising concerns surrounding health co-ops shutting down in various parts of the United States, Marylanders have nothing to worry about as state co-op is going strong.

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.

One year after election, Hogan focusing on keeping campaign promises

Governor has cut bridge, road tolls and some agency fees

Apprenticeships Should Be in Every Zip Code: Labor Secretary Thomas Perez

Labor Secretary Thomas Perez said Tuesday that apprenticeships are the need of the hour and should grow in all sectors, especially in the fields of health care, technology and cyber security.

As Head Start Turns 50, Future of Program and Its Effectiveness Debated

Head Start is 50 years old this month, but the federal early-education program’s effectiveness and costs remain controversial among policymakers.

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.

Cardin Legislation to Increase Mental Health Services Passes Senate

Legislation to provide increased federal funding for emergency services to mentally ill patients, authored by Maryland Democratic Sen. Ben Cardin, is awaiting House action after unanimous approval by the Senate earlier this month.

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.