Maryland Board To Consider Abolishing 63 PositionsThe Maryland Board of Public Works is scheduled to consider abolishing 63 positions in the state's Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
Md. Board OKs Plan To Address $410M Budget HoleMaryland state agencies will take a 2 percent across-the-board budget cut, and higher education will absorb an added $18 million cut as part of plan to fill a $410 million shortfall for the current fiscal year, according to a plan approved by a state board Wednesday.
Md. Board Scales Back Controversial Food-Hub PlanA Maryland board has significantly changed a proposal to buy land on the Eastern Shore and lease it to a Democratic political donor for $1 a month to process and distribute locally produced food.
Eastern Shore Prison To Host Manure-To-Power PlantA Northern Virginia firms plans to build a power plant at a prison on Maryland's Eastern Shore that will produce electricity from chicken manure.
Md. Board Approves Lease For Prison Energy ProjectThe Maryland Board of Public Works has approved a lease agreement for a facility at the Eastern Correctional Institution that will turn chicken manure into energy.
Board Approves Alcohol Tax Grants For 3 CountiesThe Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved about $18 million in grants for three county school systems from money that will be raised by an increase in the sales tax on alcohol, although one board member questioned why $2 million to replace natural grass football fields with artificial turf at two high schools in Howard County was a priority.
Board Approves Moving MHEC To BaltimoreGov. Martin O'Malley and Treasurer Nancy Kopp voted for the move. The Department of General Services says the move will save money by moving MHEC from leased space to state-owned space.
Md. Public Works Board To Consider New Health LabThe Maryland Board of Public Works is scheduled to consider approving bonds needed to build a new public health laboratory in Baltimore.