Tag: Maryland Emergency Management Agency

State Roundup: Services tax proposal killed

House subcommittee kills proposal to tax some services as way to pay for Kirwan education reforms; meanwhile the House is on track to pass that sweeping education reform plan; as state raises it COVID-19 alert, Gov. Hogan seeks access to rainy day fund to help pay for fighting the virus; Board of Public Works OKs $8.9 million to three exonerees; citing Kavanaugh hearing ‘travesty,’ Republican lawmakers urged to vote against bill to give survivors of child sexual abuse more time to sue their abusers; Senate committee moves crime bills forward; Hogan meets with candidates in Baltimore’s mayor’s race; and Dem presidential candidate Joe Biden racking up endorsements in Maryland.

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Auditors: military department spent $1 million without approval

The state military department violated state regulations when it paid a contractor almost $1 million without approval from the Board of Public Works, according to a state audit released Wednesday.

The department, which includes the National Guard and emergency management agency, bought information technology services for nearly three years without a contract, legislative auditors said.

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