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Franchot Says Gas Tax Would Hurt Families

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot says a gasoline sales tax proposed by Gov. Martin O’Malley would be detrimental to families and businesses.

02/07/2012

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Gov. O’Malley’s State Of State Address Will Focus On Budget

When Gov. Martin O’Malley delivers his State of the State Address on Wednesday, his talk will center on reducing a billion dollar shortfall in the budget by any means necessary.

01/31/2012

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Baltimore Co. Parents Offer To Pay For School’s Air Conditioning; Officials Say No

A generous offer from some Baltimore County parents is rejected by school leaders. They offered to pay for air conditioning at their child’s school.

01/29/2012

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Board Defers Decision On $120M Pharmacy Contract

The Maryland Board of Public Works has deferred action on a $120 million pharmacy contract for the state’s prison inmates after a long and contentious debate.

12/21/2011

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Franchot Helps Put Together Poultry Summit

At the region’s first Delmarva Poultry Summit at Salisbury University on Wednesday, Peter Franchot reminded a diverse audience that two years ago, growers on Maryland’s Eastern Shore produced $640 million worth of poultry, with Wicomico County’s share alone totaling $250 million.

12/15/2011

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$300 Million Invested To Help Raise Coppin State University’s Graduation Rates

More than $300 million—that’s how much Maryland taxpayers have contributed to Coppin State University. It’s an investment to help raise graduation rates.

11/29/2011

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Comptroller: Internet Sales Tax Would Be Minimal

Maryland should not expect to generate significant new revenue by chasing unpaid sales and use taxes from online sellers without changes in federal law to enable states to collect the money, the state’s comptroller said.

11/04/2011

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Franchot To Push For Financial Literacy Course

Comptroller Peter Franchot is continuing his push to require Maryland public school students to take a standalone course in financial literacy.

10/26/2011

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Campaign For Financial Literacy Starts In Maryland

A new campaign to encourage financial literacy education gets underway in Maryland this week.

09/27/2011

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Baltimore Co. Schools Without Air Conditioning

Summer temperatures may be winding down, but the battle over air conditioning in Baltimore County schools is heating up. Parents complain too many schools turn into ovens when the mercury rises.

09/22/2011

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Md. Comptroller Expected To Run For Governor

Maryland Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot made clear before taking office in 2007 that he would expand the job description beyond collecting taxes, paying the state’s bills and auditing its agencies, and he is living up to that promise.

09/06/2011

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Maryland Revenue Numbers For FY 2011 Released

Gov. Martin O’Malley’s budget secretary said Thursday that the state has a general fund surplus of $344 million over previous budget estimates for fiscal year 2011, which ended June 30.

09/01/2011

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