Fox 45 News: Officials Respond to President Trump's Tweets about Congressman Elijah Cummings

Fox 45 News Officials Respond to President Trump's Tweets about Congressman Elijah Cummings July 29th 2019 by Morning Show ProducerMonday, The back and forth between President Trump and Congressman Elijah Cummings have taken over the national spotlight. Maryland State Comptroller, Peter Franchot shares his thoughts. Watch Here: https://foxbaltimore.com/morning/officials-respond-to-president-trumps-tweets-about-congressman-elijah-cummings

Daily Record: Comptroller, UB collaborate on Maryland tax course

Daily Record Comptroller, UB collaborate on Maryland tax course By: Tim Curtis Daily Record Business Writer July 26, 2019 Maryland’s comptroller and the University of Baltimore are teaming up to offer a course on Maryland tax issues, an effort aimed at improving knowledge of state tax law and bolstering recruitment efforts in the comptroller’s office. As issues with e-commerce and changes in federal tax law develop, they create a need for more knowledge of how tax law works in Maryland, said Sharonne Bonardi, the deputy comptroller. “In the last three years there have been so many new issues that are created with, for example, the Wayfair (case) and remote selling type of issues that you did

Scott E’s Blog: Clark’s Elioak Farm has been selected by the Comptroller of Maryland as the recipien

Scott E’s Blog Clark’s Elioak Farm has been selected by the Comptroller of Maryland as the recipient of the first-ever Cornerstone Award for Local Business Excellence in Howard County July 26, 2019 I found this information on David Yungmann District 5 County Council Facebook page: Clark’s Elioak Farm has been selected by the Comptroller of Maryland as the recipient of the first-ever Cornerstone Award for Local Business Excellence in Howard County. The Cornerstone Award celebrates small and family-owned businesses in the retail, agriculture, manufacturing, industrial and entertainment sectors that help to strengthen Maryland’s economy and are a leader in their local community. Comptroller Fra

The Bay Net: Nearly $2.2 billion in refunds issued to MD taxpayers

The Bay Net Nearly $2.2 billion in refunds issued to MD taxpayers 07/26/2019 By PRESS RELEASE ANNAPOLIS, MD - Comptroller Peter Franchot announced today that his agency has processed more than 3 million state tax returns for the 2018 tax year, with more than 2.6 million, or 87 percent of returns filed electronically. So far, the total amount of refunds issued to Maryland taxpayers is nearly $2.2 billion. “I’m happy to return this money to hardworking Marylanders,” Comptroller Franchot said. “Filing electronically helps our agency to process returns quickly, securely and accurately, while getting refunds back to taxpayers in an average of less than three business days.” The Comptroller has 12

Maryland Reporter: Hysteria for Franchot and his taproom tour

Maryland Reporter Hysteria for Franchot and his taproom tour July 25, 2019 There was Hysteria for Comptroller Peter Franchot in Columbia Thursday evening. Or was it Franchot for Hysteria, a craft brewery in an industrial park? The free beer and pizza for over 100 guests were part of Franchot’s continuing taproom tour across Maryland in his not-yet-official campaign for governor. Franchot threw the happy hour to honor Hysteria as the winner of a contest he held for the favorite Maryland brewery to hang out. Franchot has championed the cause for relaxing the laws on local breweries – which the legislature loosened this year after behind the scenes negotiation between the big beer distributors

WTOP: Documentary screening sparks controversy in Takoma Park

WTOP Documentary screening sparks controversy in Takoma Park July 24, 2019, 2:34 AM Abigail Constantino A documentary critical of how U.S. media portrays the Palestinian-Israeli conflict was shown in Montgomery County, Maryland, Tuesday after being postponed amid concerns about its message. “Occupation of the American Mind” was originally scheduled to be shown at the Takoma Park Community Center on June 13, but the city postponed the screening after “expressions of concern, as well as support, from a number of organizations and individuals,” City of Takoma Park Mayor Kate Stewart said in a statement. The documentary claims the Israeli government, the U.S. government and a pro-Israel lobby ha

The Baltimore Sun: Franchot tells MTA it’s ‘critical’ Baltimore light rail service resumes soon afte

Franchot tells MTA it’s ‘critical’ Baltimore light rail service resumes soon after sinkhole repairs JUL 24, 2019 | 10:30 PM By LUKE BROADWATER Comptroller Peter Franchot used his influential perch at the Board of Public Works on Wednesday to press the Maryland Transit Administration over the progress of repairs to Baltimore light rail stops as officials say they’re finalizing plans to reopen roads near a sinkhole that formed earlier this month. The state-run light rail in Baltimore has halted service to more than a dozen stops because of the combination of a July 10 sinkhole that swallowed up a downtown Light Rail platform and a planned three-week maintenance to stops from Lutherville to Nor

Fox 5: Controversial film sparks uproar in Montgomery County

Controversial film sparks uproar in Montgomery County Updated Jul 22 2019 06:48PM EDT By Tom Fitzgerald, FOX 5 DC TAKOMA PARK, Md. (FOX 5 DC) — Takoma Park, Maryland, is taking heat for its plans to show a documentary that Jewish groups in the area say is anti-Semitic. Now, county leaders and state officials are also denouncing the film that critics say is “anti-Isreal propaganda.” The documentary, titled “The Occupation of the American Mind,” is narrated by former Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters, who is an outspoken critic of Isreal and a supporter of boycotts, divestments and sanctions against the Jewish state for its treatment of Palestinians. It is set to be screened at the city’s comm

Carroll County Times: Comptroller visits Carroll to kick off tax-free shopping, check in on burgeoni

Capital Gazette/ Carroll County Times/ The Baltimore Sun Comptroller visits Carroll to kick off tax-free shopping, check in on burgeoning brewery industry JUL 22, 2019 | 7:28 PM By CATALINA RIGHTER Comptroller visits Carroll to kick off tax-free shopping, check in on burgeoning brewery industry Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, center, talks to Westminster City Councilwoman Ann Thomas Gilbert and Carroll County Commissioner Richard Weaver, right, during a visit to Pub Dog Brewing's newly renovated tap room in Westminster Monday, July 22, 2019. (Dylan Slagle / Carroll County Times) Shop Maryland Tax-Free Week doesn’t start until Aug. 11, but Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot visited West

A Miner Detail: With a robust statewide coalition in place and money in the bank, Franchot is taking

With a robust statewide coalition in place and money in the bank, Franchot is taking obvious steps toward a 2022 gubernatorial bid POSTED BY: RYAN MINER JULY 19, 2019 One day after Maryland politicos battled the sweltering summer heat and infringing humidity at Somers Cover over crabs, clams and Smith Island mini-cakes, the perfect retreat to continue the political chatter from Wednesday was a gathering on Thursday evening at Jimmy’s Famous Seafood in Dundalk. It was famed Maryland lobbyist Bruce C. Bereano’s day on Wednesday. On Thursday evening in Baltimore, however, it was Comptroller Peter V. R. Franchot’s proverbial time in the sun – but with air conditioning and crab cakes to accompany

WFMD: Md Comptroller’s Office Reaches Milestone In Unclaimed Property Program

Md Comptroller’s Office Reaches Milestone In Unclaimed Property Program July 9, 2019 - 8:01 pm It has paid out total claims of more than $1-billion. Annapolis, Md (KM) A major initiative by a state agency has paid off for many citizens. The Maryland Comptroller’s Office says since it’s beginnings in 1966, the Unclaimed Property Program has paid out more than $1-billion in unclaimed property to citizens. Comptroller Peter Franchot says when the program began more than 50 years ago, the state paid out 12 claims with a value of $711.48. “Now we’re returning $60-million annually to over 70,000 Marylanders,” he says. Franchot attributes a lot of success to the hard work of his staff, and the f

Maryland Matters: State Credit Card Purchases Net Nearly $6 Million Rebate

State Credit Card Purchases Net Nearly $6 Million Rebate July 8, 2019 By Danielle E. Gaines - State government’s spending habit has netted some savings. Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) announced Monday that the state has received a $5.8 million rebate from U.S. Bank. That’s thanks to $284.8 million in spending on small purchases by 77 state agencies between April 2018 and April 2019. Under Maryland’s Corporate Purchasing Card program, merchants are paid more quickly and the comptroller’s office makes one payment each month to cover all spending. The state receives rebates at certain purchasing volumes. “Marylanders expect their government to protect their financial interests and to save

Maryland Matters: Franchot Calls for Single-Member Districts in House of Delegates

Franchot Calls for Single-Member Districts in House of Delegates By Josh Kurtz -July 3, 2019 State Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot on Wednesday became the highest-ranking Maryland Democrat to endorse the concept of creating single-member districts in the House of Delegates. Franchot’s ally, Gov. Lawrence J. Hogan Jr. (R), and GOP legislative leaders have promoted the idea of having 141 single-member districts in the House instead of the current system, which provides three members in each of 47 districts. But legislation to create single-member districts has stalled in the Democratic-led General Assembly. Most political analysts believe single-member districts would result in at least half a

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