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Topic - Nancy K. Kopp
The Maryland Board of Public Works voted Wednesday to keep the state property-tax rate at its current level, but one member warned that increases could come soon if the state doesn't tighten its belt.
Maryland officials on Wednesday approved Bowie State University's plan to spend $553,000 on 32 Steinway pianos over the objection of Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot, who has become increasingly critical of the state's spending amid an anticipated $1 billion shortfall.
Maryland officials sold $512 million in municipal bonds Wednesday to help pay off state debt and finance infrastructure projects, but doubts remain over how the ongoing federal debt debate will affect the state's future investments.
ANNAPOLIS - Tough economic conditions have contributed to an unprecedented drive for the largest shares of the state's $341 million school-construction money, exposing political rifts throughout the state.
ANNAPOLIS — Tough economic conditions have contributed to an unprecedented drive for the largest shares of the state's $341 million school-construction money, exposing political rifts throughout the state.
Mrs. Kopp said she hesitated to turn the board into a school authority that nit-picked local issues, but that she was surprised that county leaders seemed to have skirted the public process.
The Board of Public Works is composed of the governor, the state comptroller and state Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp.