March 31, 2018

ANNAPOLIS — As legislators passed a bill to scrutinize the comptroller’s role in alcohol regulation, the proponent of sweeping brewing reforms said he would be back for another round.


In light of Comptroller Peter Franchot’s unsuccessful Reform on Tap push, an attempt...

March 30, 2018

Comptroller Peter Franchot, who has taken repeated political hits during this year's General Assembly session, slammed Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller in a radio interview Friday and accused the Democratic “machine” in Annapolis of corruption.


“Corruption is ali...

March 29, 2018

Gov. Larry Hogan is sending out breathless screeds about Democrats’ backroom dealing. Comptroller Peter Franchot’s chief of staff is lighting his hair on fire on Facebook. House Speaker Michael E. Busch’s leadership team is tacking amendments onto legislation with the...

March 28, 2018

The Maryland Senate gave preliminary approval Wednesday night to a plan to strip the state’s spending panel of its traditional oversight of hundreds of millions of dollars in school construction projects — a legislative action that Gov. Larry Hogan called a “personal v...

March 28, 2018

ANNAPOLIS — A bill that would strip the three-person panel led by Gov. Larry Hogan of oversight on school construction funding appears to be on a fast track for passage after a Senate Committee approved the bill without a hearing.


The push to pass House Bill 1783 comes...

March 28, 2018

You can argue that sessions of the Maryland Board of Public Works too often devolve into the Larry and Pete Show, with Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot ripping into local officials and school administrators who have inexcusably failed to install air cond...

March 27, 2018

Tucked away on page B4 of the March 18 edition was an article about a Maryland House committee vote on the proposed Maryland Reform on Tap bill. The committee rejected the proposal in overwhelming fashion — primarily, it appears, because they were upset that the propos...

March 27, 2018

Comptroller Peter Franchot on Tuesday announced that his office has halted electronic tax return acceptance from 20 tax preparers at 24 locations in Maryland, Virginia, Texas and California.


The suspensions were set off by a high volume of questionable returns, and fol...

March 26, 2018

Maryland State Comptroller Peter Franchot (D) hosted a happy hour at Mully’s Brewery in Prince Frederick on March 22 to talk about next steps in the movement to reform laws governing the manufacturing, distribution and sale of craft beer in Maryland.


The Reform on Tap...

March 23, 2018

A long-simmering feud between state Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. (D-Calvert) and state Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot (D) burst into open view Thursday night.


In a conversation with reporters, Miller blistered his fellow Democrat as a “shameful” publicit...

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