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Hogan still debating hotel tax

April 23rd, 2015 | by Rebecca Lessner

Gov. Larry Hogan is now wrestling with the issue many legislators debated this session: are online travel agents paying the full sales-tax owed to Maryland

100 days: Hogan fires back on education funding debate

April 23rd, 2015 | by Rebecca Lessner

Gov. Larry Hogan did not give a final decision about whether to fund a requested $68 million to aid counties with higher costs of education during a 100 days in office press event on Thursday. Also on the menu were the governor’s responses to the Freddie Gray investigation ongoing in Baltimore City, transparency and overtesting in public schools

Analysis: Hubris at the Board of Public Works?

April 20th, 2015 | by Charlie Hayward

Whether you call him the new sheriff in town, or the public-sector incarnation of the muscle-bound wrestler “Hulk” Hogan, Governor Larry Hogan has meted out his own brand of “whoop ass” on flat-footed state bureaucrats while presiding over his first six meetings of the Board of Public Works, a three-member panel that approves major state procurements

Rascovar: Procurement disgrace in Annapolis

April 19th, 2015 | by Barry Rascovar

Maryland's system of contracting for services through competitive bids is in shambles. It has been that way for years -- and is getting worse. It's an embarrassment to taxpayers. Yet a long list of procurement debacles hasn't been enough to spur sweeping reforms

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