March 29, 2019

As the Maryland General Assembly session slowly grinds to a close, political pettiness reached its peak this week.

Bills to create an alcohol, tobacco and motor fuel commission passed both chambers, removing Comptroller Peter Franchot’s regulatory authority over those i...

March 29, 2019

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot says the Field Enforcement Division of his office isn’t going anywhere.

Franchot, a Democrat, made his comments Friday after the House of Delegates moved to override a governor’s veto of a bill that would strip the enforcement divisio...

March 29, 2019

Comptroller Peter Franchot said Friday his 60-member enforcement division will not be switched to a new commission that will oversee alcohol regulation in Maryland.

“I can emphatically state that is not going to happen,” Franchot said in an interview with MyMCMedia.

Fran...

March 28, 2019

He says it’s political payback against him by Md.’s legislative leadership.

Annapolis, Md (KM) The fight has begun. On Thursday, both houses of the Maryland Legislature overrode the Governor’s veto of a bill to transfer regulatory authority over alcohol, tobacco and gas...

March 22, 2019

ANNAPOLIS, Md. — A proposed law is aiming to take away Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot's power to regulate alcohol sales and taxation in the state.

Franchot's current division is made up largely of law enforcement officers who frequently arrest suspects with ties to...

March 22, 2019

What has become a full-blown political scandal in Baltimore started innocently enough. In fact, it began with a children’s book.

Mayor Catherine Pugh, a fitness fanatic, said that about a decade ago, she was inspired to encourage children to pursue healthy lifestyles, a...

March 20, 2019

DENTON — Comptroller Peter Franchot honored Nich’s Coffee Shop owner Melanie Koski Thursday, Feb. 28, by presenting the Denton business owner with a proclamation to celebrate her first anniversary.

Local officials and U.S. Rep. Andy Harris, R-Md.-1st., also joined Franc...

March 18, 2019

CHESTERTOWN — Following a pair of ceremonies honoring the achievements of Kent County residents, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot sat down for an interview March 4 to discuss state and local issues, including preserving services at the hospital in Chestertown.

Franch...

March 13, 2019

Comptroller Peter Franchot has announced that his office has processed more than one million individual income tax returns for tax year 2018. The one-millionth electronic return was submitted by a Frederick County tax filer.

As of Thursday morning, more than 1.1 million...

March 13, 2019

Comptroller Peter Franchot announced in a press release Monday, March 11, that the agency has stopped processing electronic tax returns from 24 tax preparers at locations in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia. The immediate suspensions were due to a high vo...

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