You’ll have to pardon Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot for feeling a little personal vindication.
After eight years on the Board of Public Works seemingly tilting at procurement windmills, the state’s top elected Democrat said he’s taking some personal satisfaction from a new Republican governor who seems to be of a like mind when it comes to watching how state dollars are spent.
“My view is it’s a whole new day on the Board of Public Works and the ultimate beneficiaries will be the taxpayers of Maryland,” Franchot said following just his second board meeting with Gov. Larry Hogan.
Hogan, Franchot and Treasurer Nancy K. Kopp Wednesday voted to defer six spending requests totaling nearly $50 million over questions about poorly explained cost increases or bidding processes.