In the News


A compilation of selected news stories and headlines highlighting Peter's activities and initiatives on behalf of Maryland taxpayers.

July 2016

Peter Franchot speaks at Easton Rotary,” Star Democrat. July 13, 2016.

Feds seek injunction against Baltimore tax preparer,” Daily Record. July 5, 2016.

Franchot: Regs on fantasy gaming won’t address its legality,” Daily Record. July 1, 2016.

June 2016

"If 'bipartisanship' is now a dirty word, how about a rebranding?,” The Hill. June 27, 2016.

The ‘happy comptroller,’ Franchot doesn’t mind making waves,” Daily Record. June 26, 2016.

Franchot Describes States Economy As ‘Fragile,” WCBC Radio. June 23, 2016.

Hogan opposes plan to cut Maryland school inspection goal,” Baltimore Sun. June 17, 2016.

Maryland beefs up data analytics tools to weed out tax fraud,” StateScoop. June 3, 2016.

Franchot, Kopp join call for corporate board diversity,” Daily Record. June 1, 2016.

May 2016

Local elementary school honored with award,” The Bay Net. May 26, 2016.

Hogan wants details of Baltimore County school air conditioning plan,” Baltimore Sun. May 25, 2016.

Baltimore County speeds up plans to get air conditioning into schools,” ABC 2. May 19, 2016.

April 2016

Franchot Finds His Footing,” Center Maryland. April 25, 2016.

"WDS Helping People Award to DCS’ Santo Grande," Dorchester Banner, April 26, 2016.

March 2016


"Charges announced in alleged tax fraud scheme," The Baltimore Sun, March 18, 2016.


"Full Episode: Maryland's News This Week," WBAL 1090 Radio, March 13, 2016.


"States Step Up Data Sharing, IT Efforts to Fight Tax Fraud," StateTech Magazine, March 2016. 


February 2016


"It Works Well," Carroll County Times [editorial], February 19, 2016.


"Comptroller pushes expansion of program to withhold tax refunds from people with active warrants," ABC 2 News, February 16, 2016.


"Growth in tax fraud justifies expanded powers for comptroller," Frederick News Post [editorial], February 15, 2016.


"Md. comptroller suspends processing of tax returns by 37 private preparers," FOX 5 News, February 10, 2016.


"Maryland Comptroller Franchot cuts off returns from 11 more tax preparers," Baltimore Business Journal, February 9, 2016.


"Thieves stealing Marylanders' tax returns," WBAL TV, February 8, 2016.


January 2016


"Seven Liberty Tax stores cited for suspected fraud," City Paper, January 27, 2016.


"Board of Public Works OKs use of state money for portable air conditioners," Baltimore Sun, January 27, 2016.


"Outside the Statehouse, Franchot is King," The Seventh State, January 23, 2016.


"It’s time to end Montgomery County’s monopoly on booze," Washington Post [editorial], January 18, 2016.


"Comptroller Franchot honors local businesses," Cecil Whig, January 13, 2016.


"Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot warns of tax scam calls," Baltimore Sun, January 13, 2016.

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