WJZ 12: State Leaders, Former Oriole ‘Easy’ Eddie Murray Highlight Health Insurance Enrollment Optio

BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Tax season is officially underway, and this year, there’s a new feature thousands of state taxpayers may find beneficial. A handful of state officials were joined by a familiar sports legend on Monday, as they kicked off the new easy enrollment health insurance program for tens of thousands of Marylanders who would benefit from this new program. “Just say yes to health care, it’s that easy,” said Orioles Hall-of-Famer Eddie Murray. “Easy” Eddie Murray is helping people sign up for this insurance program through a campaign. “Now there’s no way you should be sitting at home and not wanting to take care of yourself at least the best of your ability right now, and to have it be

WBAL: Franchot Talks About Path To Governor's Office, Start Of Tax Season

As his office began accepting individual tax returns Monday, Comptroller Peter Franchot talked to C4 about best practice for taxpayers and the appetite he sees for his 2022 gubernatorial run. Franchot announced his intentions to run just before the start of the legislative session. He has not officially filed. Gov. Larry Hogan is term-limited. He said he believes his modernization of the comptroller's office proves his good-governance chops to voters. Franchot succeeded the late William Donald Schaefer in 2007. "So I happen to think that I've done a good job of earning the trust and confidence of people on the tax issue... and we're being able to answer 800,000 phone calls a year very quickl

WCBC: Maryland Tax Processing Season Now Underway

Comptroller Peter Franchot said his team of professionals will begin processing personal income tax returns today for Tax Year 2019 which coincides with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) start date. Business tax returns have been accepted for processing since January 7. “My top priority is to make sure claims are processed promptly and refunds are returned to taxpayers as quickly as possible,” Mr. Franchot said. “My agency has a long-standing reputation as a national leader in efficiently getting taxpayers’ hard-earned money back into their hands. We expect this to be another successful tax season.” Last year, the Comptroller’s Office processed approximately 3.2 million individual state ta

The Daily Record: Montgomery Park argues that Md. spending board was misled

The owners of Montgomery Park have asked the Maryland’s spending board to examine what they call inaccurate information provided to the board prior to voting in favor of a sole-source lease with Kornblatt Co. Operating as Montgomery Park LLC, developers Samuel K. Himmelrich Jr. and David F. Tufaro signed a letter dated Monday and addressed to the three members of Maryland’s Board of Public Works. The letter contends that details discovered since the Jan. 8 Board of Public Works’ hearing call into question the validity of information the board relied on to approve a 10-year, $1.68 million lease for the Maryland Insurance Administration at Kornblatt’s 200 St. Paul Place property in downtown Ba

Baltimore Sun: Already running for governor, Comptroller Franchot has nearly $1.6 million in campaig

The 2020 election is still months off, but some of the biggest fundraisers in Maryland are eyeing 2022. Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot, who has announced plans to run for governor two years from now, posted a whopping $1,572,296 in campaign cash when he filed his latest state finance report. That’s more than any other state politician, followed by Baltimore Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young, who’s running to keep his job with $960,000 on hand. Franchot, a Democrat, took in $678,468 in donations last year, including maximum $6,000 donations from businessman David Blair, lobbyist Gerry Evans and labor union LIUNA. To date, Franchot is the only candidate running for governor, but several other

WMDT: Franchot: “I’m going to win” Maryland governor’s race

MARYLAND – Less than a day after announcing he’s running for Governor, 47 ABC got a chance to speak with Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot. Franchot often jokes that some people wouldn’t recognize him on the street because he says some people don’t even know what he does for the state. But that’s all about to change because he’s the first to formally announce a bid to lead the state. Franchot has quite a few ideas and he’s very confident in his ability to win. “I have a great connection with the voters around the state and so I’m throwing my hat in. I’m going to run for governor and I’m going to win,” says Franchot. Even though the election for Maryland’s new governor won’t be until 2022 t

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