Peter Franchot

February 17, 2018 | Michelle Queen

Peter Franchot Headlines Small Business Network Series March 8 at MCM

Peter Franchot is scheduled as the featured speaker at the March 8 Small Business Network event at Montgomery Community Media (MCM) studios in Rockville. Franchot’s topic is titled, “The Montgomery County Economic Forecast with Peter Franchot.” Peter Franchot was elected Maryland’s 33rd Comptroller in 2006 and overwhelmingly reelected in 2010 and again in 2014. As Comptroller, […]

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January 22, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

MoCo Votes Blog: Part Two

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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October 31, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Five Things to Know for Oct. 31 in Montgomery County

Happy Halloween! Here’s five things to know today, Oct. 31, in Montgomery County: 1. Council Session: The Montgomery County Council will meet today at 9:30 a.m. Proclamations recognizing National Cyber Security Awareness Month and the Silver Spring Zombie Walk; confirmations of the County Executive’s appointments; and a bill that would exempt certain public pools from the […]

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October 5, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

‘Reform on Tap’ Task Force Comes to Silver Spring (VIDEO)

The beer was brewed in house. The conversation on Wednesday, however, was focused, in part, on Annapolis and what lawmakers would do for the state’s growing craft beer industry. About 30 people showed up at Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring to hear from Comptroller Peter Franchot and other officials about proposals for the 2018 […]

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September 11, 2017 | Staff Writer

Comptroller Franchot Extends Tax Relief to Help Hurricane Irma Victims

Maryland Comptroller, Peter Franchot, announced a plan to help those impacted by Hurricane Irma. The comptroller has issued a temporary waiver of certain International Fuel Tax Agreement requirements; granted a fuel waiver concerning conventional and reformulated gasoline to ensure the supply of gasoline in the state of Maryland; and has named agency contact personnel to assist […]

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August 29, 2017 | Staff Writer

Comptroller Warns Taxpayers of Scam Impersonating IRS and FBI

Maryland Comptroller, Peter Franchot, is urging residents to avoid downloading links to questionnaires that utilizes the emblems from the Federal Bureau of Investigations and Internal Revenue Service due to a new phishing scheme. The scam email uses what appears to be an official sign from both the IRS and FBI and prompts users to select […]

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August 24, 2017 | Staff Writer

Franchot Releases Figures for Alcohol, Cigarette & Fuel Violations

Maryland’s Comptroller, Peter Franchot, announced the final figures for alcohol, cigarette and motor fuel violations for fiscal year 2017 early Thursday, according to a news release. For FY 17, which ended June 30, Comptroller agents issued 87 cigarette violations resulting in the confiscation of more than 190,000 packs of cigarettes and other tobacco products with […]

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August 18, 2017 | Douglas Tallman

Franchot Events Among Upcoming Political Fundraisers

Takoma resident Peter Franchot, the Democrat who serves as Maryland’s comptroller, has two receptions planned in the coming weeks. One is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 12, at Chesapeake Brewing Company, 114 West St., Annapolis. The second is from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday Sept. 13, at Black Ankle Vineyards, Mount Airy. […]

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August 7, 2017 | Staff Writer

Nominations Wanted for 2017 William Schaefer Helping People Award

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is looking for nominations for the 2017 William Donald Schaefer Helping People Award. The deadline is Aug. 31. Established in 2012, the award honors the legacy of public service by former Mayor, Governor and Comptroller Schaefer. The award is presented in each of Maryland’s 23 counties and Baltimore City to individuals […]

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March 2, 2017 | Mitti Hicks

Franchot Suspends Six Tax Preparation Locations in the County for Suspicious Filings (VIDEO)

In an effort to stop tax fraud and identity theft, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot announced he has suspended processing electronic and paper returns from 19 new private tax preparation locations, including six in Montgomery County. Franchot said he stopped the processing of returns because of a high volume of questionable returns received. Suspicious activity detected on […]

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