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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The head of Maryland's corrections department says more than 253 department employees have been arrested since January 2013, and more than 200 of them are still employed.

Stephen Moyer told state officials Wednesday the department lacks administrative measures needed to prevent people with some "pretty outrageous" charges from working in the department, which has about 11,000 employees.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Board of Public Works has delayed a vote on whether to abolish 63 positions in the state's Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
 
Gov. Larry Hogan made the proposal to the board, which considered it at Thursday's meeting in Annapolis.
 
Abolishing the positions would take a majority vote of the three-member board. The members include Hogan, Comptroller Peter Franchot and Treasurer Nancy Kopp.
 

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The Maryland Board of Public Works will once again take up additional funding requests. 

And, among them, is money for the new Salisbury University Commons and a new facility at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. 

But, this year, it is a very different kind of Board with the arrival of the new Republican Governor Larry Hogan. 

Delmarva Public Radio's Don Rush spoke with Capital News Service reporter Brian Marron about the chances that some of the delayed requests get funded and how the panel has changed this year.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland General Assembly will be electing the state's treasurer.

Lawmakers in the House and Senate will gather in a joint session to vote Wednesday.

Treasurer Nancy Kopp, a Democrat, is running for her fourth term.  A special joint legislative committee has recommended Kopp's re-election.

William Campbell, a Republican, also is in the ballot.

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Governor Larry Hogan’s proposal for a 2 percent across the board cut for state agencies without any mention as to what should be slashed is being criticized by a top Maryland budget analyst.

Warren Deschenaux, director of the Office of Policy Analysis for the Department of Legislative Services, told a panel of lawmakers that he believes the lawmakers should know details.

He called the new governor’s approach “very dangerous.”

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Board of Public Works is scheduled to consider a wetlands license for Dominion Resources, as it works toward building a liquefied natural gas export facility in Calvert County.

The board is scheduled to take up the matter on Wednesday in Annapolis. The license is needed for Dominion Resources to build a pier on the Patuxent River.

Richmond, Virginia-based Dominion wants to build the $3.8 billion project at its existing Cove Point terminal on the Chesapeake Bay.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - Gov. Martin O'Malley plans to submit nearly $80 million in state budget cuts to the Board of Public Works.

The Washington Post (http://wapo.st/TC8YnK ) reports that O'Malley will ask the board to approve the cuts on Wednesday.

The reductions add up to about 0.5 percent of the planned $16.1 billion in general-fund spending in the current fiscal year, which began Tuesday. The newspaper reports that the cuts are an acknowledgement that tax revenues are not likely to be as strong as projected.

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ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - The Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a contract modification of up to $2 million due to technical problems with the state's health care exchange.

The board approved the emergency modification 3-0 Wednesday. However, Comptroller Peter Franchot criticized the procurement process. Franchot says more than $160 million in contracts should have come before the Board of Public Works for greater scrutiny, instead of a separate health exchange board.

Governor Martin O’Malley wants some outside help to look over Maryland’s procurement process for state contracts.

During yesterday’s meeting of the Board of Public Works the Governor issued his call as the panel extended a $4.3 million contract for a company to run a call center that takes questions about child support payments.

The Salisbury Daily Times reports that board extended the contract because the Maryland State Board of Contract Appeals found problems in the process for hiring a new contractor.

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland's Board of Public Works has approved more than $37 million in grants for upgrading septic systems and wastewater treatment plants.

The Department of the Environment says the approval Wednesday includes $14.9 million in grants from the Bay Restoration Fund for counties to upgrade septic systems statewide. The board also approved a $13 million grant for Baltimore's Back River Wastewater Treatment Plant.

 

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) - A Maryland board has approved $161 million in unallocated school funding.

The Board of Public Works approved the money on Wednesday. That brings the total amount allocated for school construction to $349 million for the next fiscal year.

The board approved $187 million in initial funding for school construction in January. Representatives from 19 jurisdictions came before the board to seek portions of the remaining $161 million.