Legislation that started as an innocuous law to set the oath of office for members of the state pension board somehow morphed into yet another swipe at Comptroller Peter Franchot, Bryan Sears reports in the Daily Record. Franchot is asking Gov. Larry Hogan to veto the bill that would ensure no Maryland comptroller would ever again chair the pension board. Instead, under the legislation, that role would fall in perpetuity to the state treasurer — a change that raises questions about whether Treasurer Nancy Kopp will continue in the job or might be replaced by House Speaker Michael Busch.
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