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8:27 am
Wed July 23, 2014

Pier Permit Sought for LNG Project in Calvert County

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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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7:51 am
Wed July 2, 2014

O'Malley Proposes $80 Million in Budget Cuts

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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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12:29 pm
Wed February 19, 2014

MD Board of Public Works Okays Health Exchange Modifcation

Comptroller Peter Franchot
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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.

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9:31 am
Thu July 12, 2012

O'Malley Calls for Review of Maryland's Procurement Process

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.

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9:34 am
Thu June 21, 2012

Maryland Board of Public Works Approves $37 Million for Sewage Grants

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.

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9:05 am
Thu May 24, 2012

More Money in Maryland for School Construction

 

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.