Comptroller Peter Franchot
On January 26, 2015, Comptroller Peter Franchot was sworn in to his third term as Maryland's Comptroller. Click here to read Comptroller Franchot's remarks at his swearing-in ceremony.
Petition to Start School After Labor Day Gains Over 13,000 Signatures
In January, Comptroller Franchot presented his petition to start the Maryland school year after Labor Day to the General Assembly. The petition gained over 13,000 signatures from supporters throughout the state, who the Comptroller nicknamed the “Common Sense Caucus.” Those also supporting the initiative included Senator Jim Mathias, who announced that he will sponsor the bill, Mayor Rick Meehan of Ocean City and also Governor Larry Hogan, who appeared at the press conference to voice his support for the initiative and urged the General Assembly to take action.
The Comptroller is now asking Marylanders to share what starting school after Labor Day means to them, and asks that you submit a video to be featured on his Let Summer Be Summer YouTube Page.
You can click here to get more information about submitting a video, and click here to sign the petition.
Click here to learn more about Comptroller Peter Franchot.
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