ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A state board has approved moving the Maryland Higher Education Commission from Annapolis to Baltimore.
The Maryland Board of Public Works voted 2-1 to approve the move on Wednesday.READ MORE: Preakness Fans Happy To Watch Live Horse Racing Again At Pimlico
The move to the Maryland State Department of Education will cost about $4.4 million. It’s being done to better coordinate efforts between the department and MHEC on federal and state data collection and reporting mandates.READ MORE: Maryland Businesses Split On Whether Or Not To Keep Mask Mandates After CDC, Hogan Announcement
Comptroller Peter Franchot voted against the proposal, because it was done as an emergency mandate. He says that leads to rushing through a procurement without having enough time to review the idea.
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.MORE NEWS: Maryland Foundation Earns Guinness World Record In Order To Bring Awareness About Suicide Prevention
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