Comptroller Peter Franchot

November 20, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Franchot Unveils Beer Reform Legislation at Silver Spring Taproom (VIDEO)

Maryland’s craft breweries would have no limits on beer production or taproom sales, and other restrictions would be eliminated under legislation that Comptroller Peter Franchot has proposed. Franchot held a news conference Monday in Silver Spring to highlight his proposals, which follow months of meetings of the comptroller’s “Reform on Tap,” a 40-member task force […]

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November 8, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

New Report Aims to Increase Number of Craft Beer Breweries in MD

Comptroller Peter Franchot released a report Wednesday that came after six months of studying the Maryland craft beer industry looking for ways the state can help foster new breweries. The report, “Maryland Craft Beer: A World Without Limits,” comes out as Franchot prepares legislation for the 2018 General Assembly. “This is the only industry where […]

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October 26, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

MoCo Votes Blog: Quiz on Candidate Financing

The 2018 Gubernatorial Primary Election is set for June 26, 2018, and it’s sure to be a historic election for Montgomery County. When voters go to the polls, they will will elect a governor, a state legislature, a county executive, a County Council, members of the school board and the House of Representatives, and much […]

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July 27, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Political Fundraisers Around Montgomery County

Montgomery County Councilmember Tom Hucker holds his re-election kick off at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Pearl, 180 High Park Lane, Silver Spring. Special guests include Sen. Chris Van Hollen and Rep. Jamie Raskin. For information, email Nik Sushka at niksushka@gmail.com or call 309.530.3775. Admission free, contributions accepted. Hucker has filed for re-election. State Sen. […]

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July 13, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Bethesda Woman Discovers More Than $100,000 in Unclaimed Property

A Bethesda woman tops the list this year of Unclaimed Property worth more than $100,000 in a bank account, according to officials from the Maryland Comptroller’s Office. “She was a little leery at first and once we assured her this was legitimate, she was very excited,” said Joseph Shapiro, director of communications for the Comptroller of […]

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July 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Political Fundraisers Around Montgomery County

Former District 39 Republican delegate Mass Mossburg is running for Maryland Senate. As a Frederick resident, Mossburg is seeking the District 3 seat now held by former Frederick Mayor Ron Young. Mossburg is holding a fundraiser and campaign kickoff starting at 6:30 p.m. July 7 at Fingerboard Country Inn, 10240 Fingerboard Road, Ijamsville. The event […]

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April 26, 2017 | Staff Writer

Montgomery County Has Three Members on ‘Reform on Tap’ Task Force

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot’s task force to modernize beer laws has tapped three Montgomery County residents — including two associated with county breweries. Julie Verratti, co-founder and director of business development for the Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring, and  John (Phil) Muth, co-owner of Brookeville Brewing LLC, have been selected as has Gary Hailey a lawyer […]

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March 23, 2017 | Staff Writer

Silver Spring Biotech Receives State Award

United Therapeutics Corp. received the Bright Lights Award for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Montgomery County. Comptroller Peter Franchot presented the award Wednesday. In a statement, Franchot heralded United Therapeutics chairman and CEO Martine Rothblatt for creating hundreds of jobs and saving the lives of thousands of people. The award recognizes the private and nonprofit innovation […]

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December 22, 2016 | Staff Writer

County Report this Week (VIDEO)

In this special edition of County Report This Week, Anqoinette Crosby takes a look back at some of the biggest stories of 2016 in Montgomery County.

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October 25, 2016 | Sonya Burke

Governor Hogan and Comptroller Franchot Talk Marriott, CCT, Purple Line, Schools, and Liquor Control in North Bethesda (PHOTOS & VIDEO)

UPDATED Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, a Republican, and Comptroller Peter Franchot, a Democrat, sat down for a conversation that was moderated by Bethesda magazine’s political editor, Lou Peck, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center on Friday morning. The breakfast meeting was hosted by The Greater Bethesda Chamber of Commerce. Their conversation covered […]

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