The Baltimore Business Journal: Maryland Comptroller's Office seeks OK for $159.7 million to rep

The Maryland Comptroller's Office is seeking approval of a $159.7 million contract to upgrade the state's tax processing system. Comptroller Peter Franchot's office issued a request for proposals earlier this year for bids to replace Maryland's 25-year-old tax processing system and collections system. Franchot said new systems are needed so the state can accurately process the 3.5 million tax returns it receives every year and disburse the funds to municipalities. Pembroke, Massachusetts-based Revenue Solutions Inc. is slated to receive the contract. The Board of Public Works, which Franchot sits on along with Gov. Larry Hogan and Treasury Nancy Kopp, will vote on whether to approve the cont

Kent County News: Franchot announces new award for local business excellence

ANNAPOLIS — Comptroller Peter Franchot has announced his office is accepting nominations for a new award recognizing businesses that celebrate the guiding values of independence, innovation and investment that define Maryland's local business community. According to a news release, the Cornerstone Award for Local Business Excellence will celebrate businesses that strengthen Maryland's economy, generate jobs and tax revenue, develop new ideas that more effectively deliver services and products within the marketplace and lead by example in their local community. "Maryland has many innovative and diverse businesses that step up, pave the way forward and assume the risk to change and improve how

The Enterprise: No clear pattern' to success, Franchot tells Academy of Finance students

It’s what you know and who you know, Comptroller Peter Franchot (D) told academy of finance students at Chopticon High School on Friday. Franchot talked with the 107 academy members about the potential ways to achieve career goals as long as they are smart and can network with people. The academy pathway offers high school students from around the county the chance to learn more about budgeting, the stock market and other aspects of managing money. With the help of a community advisory board, students can connect with business owners in the region to schedule internships, job experience and build a network to potentially get a job in finance. Franchot explained to the students that he was no

The Star Democrat: Comptroller kicks off Shop Maryland for the Holidays tour in St. Michaels

ST. MICHAELS — Comptroller Peter Franchot kicked off his annual Shop Maryland for the Holidays tour, starting at The Christmas Shop, located at 215 N. Talbot St., on Friday afternoon. The statewide tour is hosted by the comptroller along with the Maryland Retailers Association to encourage Marylanders to shop locally instead of shopping online or at out-of-state businesses. Franchot also passed four medallions out to owners Kathy Brown and Jay Brown, and Peg Savinger and Florence Hood. The Christmas Shop in St. Michaels has been in business for 46 years, and has drawn in people from all over the country. Items include ornaments and nutcrackers that leave customers and visitors with holiday c

The Bay Times and Record Observer: Franchot, Frosh, Cardin coast to victory

CENTREVILLE — Democratic incumbents Peter Franchot, Brian Frosh and Ben Cardin easily won re-election Tuesday. Franchot, the state comptroller was the top vote-getter statewide among all candidates, 1,488,620 votes across Maryland. The Democrat won in nearly every county in the state, including all five Mid-Shore counties, according to unofficial Election Day results. Republican challenger Anjali Reed Phukan got 587,182 votes statewide, or about 28 percent of the vote. Cardin, one of Maryland’s two U.S. senators, was re-elected with 1,361,967, 64 percent. Republican challenger Tony Campbell had 659,120 votes (31 percent); unaffiliated candidate Neal Simon had 79,548 (3.7 percent); and Libert

Maryland Matters: Frosh and Franchot Cruise to Reelection

On a night that saw Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. become the first GOP governor since the Korean War to win a second term, two Democrats who also serve statewide — Attorney General Brian E. Frosh and Comptroller Peter V. R. Franchot — romped to victory. Frosh won a second term by defeating former Allegany County prosecutor Craig Wolf (R), 64 percent to 36 percent. The former head of a liquor and wine wholesalers association in Washington, D.C., Wolf ran a spirited campaign, hitting Frosh repeatedly for his frequent legal battles with the Trump administration and what he called the “epidemic” of street crime in Baltimore City. But the challenger suffered from low name ID and a lack of funding, a

WDVM: VIDEO: Maryland Comptroller joins candidate Peter Perini in Hagerstown

HAGERSTOWN, Md. - Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot and candidate Peter Perini who is running for the house of delegates in Washington County visited downtown Hagerstown encouraging people to vote. They stopped by Douglas Zaruba Studio where they expressed the importance of voting. Election day is Tuesday, Nov. 6 2018 and Perini says every race on the ballot matters. "This election is probably one of the most important elections in a generation and that's all of the races on the ballot so I'm encouraging everyone to come out and vote," said Perini. Video here: https://www.localdvm.com/news/election-maryland/maryland-comptroller-joins-candidate-peter-perini-in-hagerstown/1574847156

MyMCMedia: VIDEO: Ashman, Franchot Talk Politics in Gaithersburg

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot visited Gaithersburg on Monday to get in some last-minute politicking in Crown in Gaithersburg, meeting up with Mayor Jud Ashman. We met with the two to talk about what they expect to happen on Election Day on Tuesday. Video here: http://www.mymcmedia.org/ashman-franchot-talk-politics-in-gaithersburg

Baltimore Brew: Q&A: Comptroller Peter Franchot slams ‘corrupt’ culture of Annapolis, talks booz

Peter Franchot pulls no punches when discussing his Democratic colleagues in Annapolis. During the late 1980s, in his first years spent representing Takoma Park and Silver Spring in the Maryland House of Delegates, he says he was “ecstatic when someone came and told me 15 minutes before everybody else what I had to vote on and how to vote.” But since his later years as a veteran legislator in the General Assembly—and increasingly over his past three terms as comptroller of Maryland—he’s grown not just tired, but outright critical, of the mechanics of the State House, in which leadership dictates how members vote if they want to remain in the party’s good graces. “After 40 years of that, wher

The Afro: Rev. Hathaway Announces $300M Development in West Baltimore

The Rev. Alvin C. Hathaway turned the tables as he was being honored by Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot this week at the 2018 Maryland Helping People Awards Ceremony. Hathaway , pastor of Union Baptist Church in Druid Hill, Baltimore, transformed the ceremony by announcing a $300 million redevelopment proposal for West Baltimore’s McCullough Homes and appealing to Hogan and Franchot to use the power of their elected offices to fully fund Maryland’s HBCU’s. “I’m going to deliver to the Housing Authority of Baltimore City a proposal to acquire and renovate McCullough Homes. We’re going to transform this community,” Hathaway said. Gov. Larry Hogan, Rev. Alvin C. Hathaway, Adar

The Baltimore Sun: Maryland Board of Regents chair James Brady resigns amid football scandal

James Brady, the chairman of the University System of Maryland's Board of Regents, resigned Thursday, overtaken by the whirlwind of controversy at the state's flagship university that began with the June death of football player Jordan McNair. "In recent days, I have become the public face of both the board and its decisions," Brady said in a statement. "In my estimation, my continued presence on the board will inhibit its ability to move Maryland's higher education agenda forward. And I have no interest in serving as a distraction from that important work." His resignation took effect immediately. Vice chairman Barry Gossett Jr. will assume Brady's duties, according to two sources. The news

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