April 30, 2018

BALTIMORE (WMAR) - In a take on "Taken," Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot shows off his certain set of skills - reuniting people with their money.


Franchot, who portrays Liam Neeson, tells the mysterious caller that he will find the caller and return any unclaimed m...

April 26, 2018

GLEN BURNIE — An unsuccessful attempt to unfetter the state’s craft brewing industry will return to Annapolis in 2019 “with more bells and whistles,” if Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot has his way.


Franchot made the promise Thursday to bring back his top priority next...

April 23, 2018

Hundreds of cartons of unstamped cigarettes worth nearly $50,000 were seized last week by Maryland State Police and agents of the Maryland Comptroller's Office during a traffic stop on Interstate 81, according to Comptroller Peter Franchot.


Agents from the Comptroller'...

April 21, 2018

EASTON — Longtime educator, businesswoman and Talbot County native Charlene Caldwell DeShields has been excelling at two jobs for a long time.


So has her cousin Ricky Caldwell and his associate Leroy Potter. That’s the way they were raised, and their heritage of indust...

April 20, 2018

Peter Franchot likes to come to Western Maryland.


That is at least partly because the Maryland comptroller usually gets a friendly reception here, as he did Friday from the Washington County Commissioners when he stopped by on a swing through Western Maryland.


"We see...

April 20, 2018

EASTON — It’s been a small business anchor here since the Great Depression, and Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot paid a visit on Thursday, April 19, to honor its hard-working owner and craftsmen.


Cobbler Leroy Potter, 67, figures the family-owned Caldwell Shoe Repai...

April 17, 2018

A last-minute bill passed by the General Assembly involving Maryland's $50 billion pension fund has become the latest point of contention in the ongoing feud between Comptroller Peter Franchot and top Democratic lawmakers.


In a move described by Franchot as "deeply tro...

April 16, 2018

Comptroller Peter Franchot announced that agents for his Field Enforcement Division seized untaxed non-premium cigars at a Prince George’s County store during an April 10 inspection.


Morud Hossain, 28, of Suitland, owner of Smoke Shop Inc., trading as Discount Tobacco...

April 13, 2018

ANNAPOLIS, Md.  - Comptroller Peter Franchot announced today that his office has stopped processing electronic tax returns from 20 more tax preparers at 20 locations in Maryland, Virginia and Georgia. The immediate suspensions were due to a high volume of questionable...

April 11, 2018

Comptroller Peter Franchot isn't joining the rah-rahs and backslapping that he feels traditionally follows the end of the General Assembly. Instead, he's already turning an eye to campaign season, and to unseating a top Democrat.


State Senate President Thomas V. Mike M...

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