Pipkin Blasts MDTA Head Swaim-Stately

State Senator E.J. Pipkin, R-Upper Shore, turned his sights on another branch of Governor Martin O’Malley’s administration. The top Republican in the upper chamber, Pipkin called for the resignation of Transportation Secretary Beverley K. Swaim-Staley in the wake of a highly critical review of the State Highway Administration. Swaim-Staley “has presided over a mess,” Pipkin said in a released statement. “She has stated that she has been working hard to change the SHA culture to one that closely manages all aspects of the contract process. Frankly, that response is not good enough. Let’s face it, Secretary Swaim-Staley did not know much of what was going on in the agency she heads.”