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Maryland permanently preserves 12 working farms, nearly 1,500 acres of additional farmland

ANNAPOLIS, MD—The Maryland Board of Public Works this week approved 12 new Maryland Agricultural Preservation Foundation (MALPF) easements. These easements will permanently preserve an additional 1,483 acres of prime farmland in Allegany, Baltimore, Caroline, Charles, Dorchester, Frederick, Queen Anne’s, and Worcester counties for an investment of more than $5.3 million in state and local funding. “Keeping farming viable in Maryland …


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Maryland Board of Public Works approves more than $20 million in grants to reduce Chesapeake Bay pollution, improve water quality

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved more than $20 million in grants to reduce pollution and improve water quality in the Chesapeake Bay. The Board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot. “These are smart investments to protect public health and prevent water pollution in Maryland communities and the …


Board of Public Works approves funding for clean water, Chesapeake Bay

BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland Board of Public Works on Wednesday approved more than $16 million in grants to reduce pollution and improve water quality. The board is composed of Governor Larry Hogan, Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp, and Comptroller Peter Franchot. Lt. Governor Boyd K. Rutherford chaired Wednesday’s meeting. “These are smart investments to protect public health and prevent water pollution in …

Gov. Hogan announces $4.4 billion education lockbox proposal

Governor Larry Hogan on Wednesday announced legislation to create a “lockbox” for education funding to ensure that all revenues from Maryland casinos go directly to funding K-12 education and improvements to the state’s public school facilities. The governor was joined by Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, a longtime advocate for reforming the funding system. “Ensuring that this money is required to …

WMVFC awarded bond bill to help fund construction of new station

The White Marsh Volunteer Fire Company got a boost in their fundraising efforts this week. On Wednesday, WMVFC Captain Rick Blubaugh and President Kevin Palmer attended the State of Maryland Board of Public Works meeting to testify on behalf of a state bond bill that would provide funding toward the construction of their new fire station. The board, which consist …