Maryland Governor Larry Hogan is hailing legislation that would delay the scoring and ranking of road projects saying that it would prevent the cancelation of 66 projects.
Maryland lawmakers agreed to delay implementation for two years – that is just beyond next year’s gubernatorial election.
Hogan had wanted full repeal of the measure.
The governor had said that the scoring system would have favored projects in just a few urban counties.
Meanwhile, Hogan’s nominee for the Board of Physicians Day Gardner has withdrawn her name following criticism of her opposition to abortion.
She came under sharp questioning during a state Senate hearing about the National Black Pro Life Union which she founded.
In addition, the abortion rights group NARAL said that they had received more than 250 emails opposing her nomination.
This is the third nominee to be withdrawn from consideration over the last two weeks.