Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s administration has leaned heavily on emergency government spending powers to purchase nearly $1.5 billion in services and supplies during the coronavirus pandemic, covering the cost of everything from gloves to consultants. It’s an unprecedented reliance on such powers that often save time but also bypass normal government spending rules that ensure competitive bids and public oversight.
Maryland leaders have used emergency authority to spend nearly $1.5 billion on pandemic supplies and services
June 25, 2021