Franchot plans to campaign for governor ‘like a tiger’

Franchot plans to campaign for governor ‘like a tiger’

Plus: Maryland will seek new Purple Line concessionaire if talks fail; Governor to allow early release for prisoners to curb COVID-19 spread

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Franchot plans to campaign for governor ‘like a tiger’

Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) has been honing the elevator speech he will use in his 2022 campaign for governor — and he is eager for people to hear it.

The Montgomery County Democrat enters the race as an early favorite, thanks to a cascade of advantages. [Maryland Matters]

Maryland will seek new Purple Line concessionaire if talks fail

The Maryland Transit Administration plans to pursue another public-private partnership to complete the Purple Line and operate it long-term if the state does not reach a deal with the initial concessionaire over cost overruns, a top state transit official said Tuesday.

Matthew Pollack, the MTA’s executive director for project delivery, said the state would seek a new partnership, known as a P3, because the companies could help finance the remaining $1 billion of construction and then undertake long-term operation and maintenance of the 16-mile light-rail line. [Washington Post]

Governor to allow early release for prisoners to curb COVID-19 spread

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan issued an order allowing the early release of some prisoners as part of an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus.

The order will consider the age of the inmate and whether the inmate is near the end of the sentence. [WTOP]

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