Maryland Board of Public Works
The Maryland Board of Public Works is scheduled to consider abolishing 63 positions in the state’s Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services.
Maryland 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.
A 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.
A Northern Virginia firms plans to build a power plant at a prison on Maryland’s Eastern Shore that will produce electricity from chicken manure.
The 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.
The 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.
Gov. 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.
The Maryland Board of Public Works is scheduled to consider approving bonds needed to build a new public health laboratory in Baltimore.