Dorchester Banner: Comptroller tours to support local breweries

Dorchester Banner Comptroller tours to support local breweries June 30, 2017 By Paul Clipper CAMBRIDGE—Comptroller Peter Franchot is on a mission. He has always supported the notion that Maryland should be “open for business,” and this year he is focused on the state’s antiquated beer laws that restrict local craft breweries. On Tuesday, June 27, the Maryland State Comptroller came to this city to show his support for modernizing the state laws that restrict growth in the boutique brewing businesses. Unlike all of its neighboring states, Maryland has laws on the books restricting production from breweries depending on the class of license the brewery holds, which is based on the style of est

Ocean City Today: Hooper’s Crab House in WOC recognized by Comptroller

Ocean City Today Hooper’s Crab House in WOC recognized by Comptroller June 29, 2017 By Morgan Pilz (June 30, 2017) Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot presented Hooper’s Crab House owners Pete and Royette Shepherd with the 2017 Bright Lights Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Monday, June 26, at their West Ocean City restaurant. “This award recognizes this state’s thriving community of innovators and entrepreneurs who strengthen Maryland’s economy, generate jobs and tax revenue, develop new ideas that more effectively deliver services and products to the marketplace,” Comptroller Franchot said. “And the awardees have come from the private sector, which is so important, because it is

WHAG: Comptroller Franchot honored by Frederick breweries (VIDEO)

WHAG Comptroller Franchot honored by Frederick breweries (VIDEO) June 28, 2017 By Katie Misuraca Video available at http://www.your4state.com/news/i-270/comptroller-franchot-honored-by-frederick-breweries/753351467 FREDERICK, Md. - Maryland Comptroller, Peter Franchot, was honored in Frederick County, Md., on Wednesday. But, he was honored in a different type of way. What if you had a beer named after you? Well, for Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, he did not only have one beer, but two beers named after him. On Wednesday, Monocacy Brewing Company, Brewer’s Alley, and Barley & Hops honored Comptroller Franchot for being a major supporter of the Maryland craft beer industry. “This is just

Daily Record: Franchot pushes for deferral of Eastern Shore land purchase

Daily Record Franchot pushes for deferral of Eastern Shore land purchase June 21, 2017 By Bryan Sears ANNAPOLIS — The purchase of a wooded parcel on the Eastern Shore has been delayed for at least two weeks after Comptroller Peter Franchot raised questions during a Board of Public Works meeting Wednesday. The Department of Natural Resources requested approval to spend more than $3.4 million to buy a wooded 1,664-acre parcel along Route 13 in Somerset County using Program Open Space funds. The three-member board voted unanimously, at the urging of Franchot, to delay approving the purchase. Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford, who was filling in for Gov. Larry Hogan, and Treasurer Nancy Kopp are the othe

Bethesda Magazine: One of the Department of Liquor Control’s Biggest Critics Visits DLC Headquarters

Bethesda Magazine One of the Department of Liquor Control’s Biggest Critics Visits DLC Headquarters June 19, 2017 By Andrew Metcalf Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot said after the visit he still thinks the county should get out of the alcohol distribution business A strange thing happened on Friday afternoon—Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot visited the headquarters of the Montgomery County Department of Liquor Control (DLC). Franchot has been a persistent and vocal critic of the DLC, which controls the wholesale distribution of alcohol and retail sale of liquor in the county. In the past, he has called the department that generates about $30 million in profits for the county “the last

MyMCMedia: Three County Businesses to be Recognized  by the State (VIDEO)

MyMCMedia Updated: Three County Businesses to be Recognized by the State (VIDEO) June 14, 2017 By Mitti Hicks Video available at http://www.mymcmedia.org/three-county-businesses-to-be-recognized-by-the-state/ UPDATED: Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot joined State Senator Craig Zucker (D) of District 14, Delegate Pamela Queen (D) of District 14 and Montgomery County Councilmember Nancy Navarro to recognize three local businesses for their customer service and longevity in the community early Wednesday. In a recent visit to Ashton, Dempsey’s , El Andariego and Christopher’s Hardware were chosen to receive the proclamations by Franchot. “This is part of what the Comptroller does on a regula

Warren's Beer Adventures: Victoria Restaurant Group Awarded

Warren's Beer Adventures Victoria Restaurant Group Awarded June 14, 2017 The Maryland Comptroller, Peter Franchot, presented the 2017 Bright Lights Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Howard County to the Victoria Restaurant Group yesterday, June 13, at the Manor Hill Farm Brewery in Ellicott City, Maryland. Randy and Mary Marriner and their family operate the Victoria Restaurant Group, which is comprised of four establishments: Victoria Gastro Pub in Columbia (90 employees), Manor Hill Tavern in Historic Ellicott City (60 employees), Manor Hill Brewing in Ellicott City (10 employees), and Food Plenty in Clarksville (projected to open in the fall with 100+ employees). I spoke to Ra

Calvert Recorder: Franchot's alcohol task force makes a stop at Calvert Brewing

Calvert Recorder Franchot's alcohol task force makes a stop at Calvert Brewing June 13, 2017 By Tamara Ward Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot (D) assembled beer industry professionals for a second meeting of the Reform on Tap Task Force, on June 7 in Upper Marlboro. Directed by the comptroller, local brewers shared their perspective on manufacturing laws, contract brewing and the challenges they face within the industry. “I hope at the end of the day we can take a cocktail napkin and write the state’s beer laws on that so they are simple, clear, supportive and make’s Maryland the number one state in the country for beer,” said Franchot in an interview with The Calvert Recorder. Franc

WKIK 102.9: Comptroller Franchot Stops Processing Returns from Upper Marlboro Tax Preparer

WKIK 102.9 Comptroller Franchot Stops Processing Returns from Upper Marlboro Tax Preparer June 9, 2017 In his ongoing effort to combat tax fraud and identity theft, Comptroller Peter Franchot today announced that, effective immediately, he has suspended processing electronic and paper tax returns from Yawn Tax and Tech Services LLC, 605 Halifax Place in Upper Marlboro. “We continue to be vigilant and resolute in our commitment to protect Marylanders’ financial information and the integrity of our tax system,” Comptroller Franchot said. “I want to commend my Questionable Return Detection Team as it continues to work tirelessly to identify these fraudulent returns that try to drain our state c

Daily Record: Board of Public Works renews push to keep juvenile placements in state

Daily Record Board of Public Works renews push to keep juvenile placements in state June 7, 2017 By Bryan Sears ANNAPOLIS — Comptroller Peter Franchot Wednesday called on the state Department of Juvenile Services to find a way to transition more than three dozen juveniles in out-of-state facilities back to Maryland. The Board of Public Works Wednesday approved 39 contracts valued at more than $249.3 million for placement of youth in the custody of the Department of Juvenile Services in both in-state and out-of state facilities. But Franchot was concerned about roughly 37 juveniles covered by nine contracts who are in facilities outside of Maryland. He called on Juvenile Services Secretary Sa

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