Dundalk Eagle: MD comptroller discusses Government Center, a/c

Dundalk Eagle MD comptroller discusses Government Center, a/c May 30, 2017 By Mia McCaslin This year, 2017, marks a decade in office for Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot (D). Elected in 2006 and inaugurated in 2007, Franchot has spent the last ten years handling Maryland’s money. As comptroller, Franchot’s responsibilities include administering and collecting taxes as well as serving on various boards and committees. Franchot sat down to discuss various state and local topics during a wide-ranging interview with the Dundalk Eagle last month. Local infrastructure issues Franchot discussed the Board of Public Works’ opposition to the current development plans at the North Point Government C

Daily Record: Franchot gives spirited kickoff to ‘Reform on Tap’ task force

Daily Record Franchot gives spirited kickoff to ‘Reform on Tap’ task force May 23, 2017 By Bryan Sears Comptroller Peter Franchot Tuesday called on bar owners and liquor distributors in the state to stop being fearful of growing the state’s independent craft brewery industry. The state’s top tax collector and chief enforcer of liquor laws has become the front man for the industry following a legislative session that included a contentious battle over the issue of allowing brewers to sell their wares on site. Franchot said fear has led the state’s licensed beverage industry to become the primary stumbling block to an effort to grow a $500 million industry in the state. “I think this fear of l

Eye on Annapolis: Maryland may owe you some money; Franchot wants to give it back to you

Eye on Annapolis Maryland may owe you some money; Franchot wants to give it back to you May 21, 2017 Maryland: An idyllic land of mountains, beaches, large cities and small towns. It’s the natural habitat of orioles, ravens and terrapins. It’s a state where children can enjoy life in full measure over a long summer, while mom and dad savor a cold Maryland beer at day’s end. This modern-day Shangri-La on the Chesapeake couldn’t get any better, but many of its inhabitants stand poised to prosper from a most fortunate occurrence. In the modern-day vernacular, they are about to get free stuff. Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is laboring at this very moment to reunite these good people with p

Bay Times and Record Observer: Franchot visits Bull and Goat Brewery

Bay Times and Record Observer Franchot visits Bull and Goat Brewery May 17, 2017 By Mike Davis CENTREVILLE — Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, accompanied by local and state officials, tasted beer at a Centreville brewery on Monday afternoon, May 15. The visit was part of Franchot’s effort to gain more information about brewery operations around the state. While there, he presented the owners of The Bull and Goat Brewery, a non-brewery operation located at 206 Banjo Lane in Centreville, a proclamation for their small business. The Bull and Goat Brewery has been making beer in town since 2016 and will expand its operation to a tavern within the next few months. The tavern will be located a

Havre de Grace Patch: HdG Boot Manufacturer Honored By Maryland Comptroller

Havre de Grace Patch HdG Boot Manufacturer Honored By Maryland Comptroller May 4, 2017 By Elizabeth Janney HAVRE DE GRACE, MD — A boot manufacturer in Havre de Grace was recently honored with an award for its investment in innovation. Dunlop Protective Footwear received the 2017 Bright Lights Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship from Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot this week. The shoemaker produces more than 1 million boots a year at its facility on Clark Road. The safety boots are geared toward food processing, oil and gas, industrial and agricultural workers and are sold in sporting goods stores and to military/law enforcement customers, officials say. Dunlop is expanding to becom

Cecil Whig: Comptroller honors North East-area company with innovation award

Cecil Whig Comptroller honors North East-area company with innovation award May 2, 2017 By Jessica Iannetta NORTH EAST — Most businesses aren’t too excited to receive a call from the Comptroller’s Office, so when i-Lighting owner Scott Holland picked up the phone a few weeks ago, he wasn’t sure what to expect. Luckily, the staff member on the other end of the line started the call with a quick reassurance. “(He) said, ‘Don’t worry, it’s good news,’” Holland recalled with a laugh. The good news was that i-Lighting, an outdoor LED lighting company, had been chosen to receive Comptroller Peter Franchot’s “Bright Lights Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship,” which recognizes and celebrates

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