Comptroller Peter Franchot

October 23, 2019 | Staff Writer

Comptroller Launches Vaping Study Task Force

Because of the growing number of reports about serious illnesses, lung disease and deaths attributable to vaping, Comptroller Peter Franchot announced Wednesday he is creating a task force to examine the public health and safety implications of electronic smoking devices (ESD). As comptroller, Franchot is Maryland’s chief tobacco regulator. In a statement, he said his […]

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August 8, 2019 | Staff Writer

Maryland Tax-Free Week Starts Sunday

Maryland college students can also win $2,500 scholarship During Maryland’s Tax-Free Week, any single qualifying article of clothing or footwear priced $100 or less — regardless of how many items are purchased at the same time — will be exempt from the state’s 6 percent sales tax. The first $40 of any backpack or bookbag […]

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August 5, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

A ‘Tastee’ Award for Downtown Bethesda Diner

Bethesda restaurant the Tastee Diner received an award Monday from Comptroller Peter Franchot. The Cornerstone Award for Local Business Excellence marked the diner’s iconic status as one of the oldest authentic diners in the country.

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April 5, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Maryland Comptroller Awards Gaithersburg Woman for Volunteer Work

Gaithersburg HELP is a faith collaborative that assists area residents in need of essentials such as food, clothing, medicine and transportation. Janet Nuemann became a volunteer for the cause more than 10 years ago, and people say she’s gone above and beyond for the organization ever since. To honor all her effort, Comptroller Peter Franchot […]

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March 29, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

‘Ethical Rot’: Franchot Decries Bill That Strips Him of Alcohol Regulation

This story has been updated. 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. Franchot hinted that he could pursue the matter in […]

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February 8, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Dispute Brewing: Comptroller, Senator Spar Over Campaign Conflicts

Comptroller Peter Franchot on Friday asked House Speaker Michael Busch to replace his campaign treasurer because his job as a beer distributor creates a conflict of interest in the ongoing dispute over beer regulations. Franchot says Busch, who leads the 141-member House of Delegates in Annapolis, should replace Neal Katcef. Franchot claims Katcef is the […]

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January 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

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Comptroller Peter Franchot Talks Shutdown and Alcohol Regulation Laws

MCM caught up with Peter Franchot on Wednesday while he was honoring Shapiro and Duncan’s in Rockville. Here’s what he had to say about the government shutdown’s impact on Maryland’s economy. Also, here’s what he had to say about modifying alcohol regulation laws in Maryland.

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January 11, 2019 | Deirdre Byrne

Comptroller Franchot Honors Two Montgomery County Businesses

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot honored two Montgomery County businesses on Thursday with certificates of recognition: Bethesda Bagels and Shapiro and Duncans. Thank you @MDComptroller for honoring us this morning! It is always great to be recognized! #stillhandmade #eatmorebagels #shoplocal pic.twitter.com/Lh1uqg9jWK — Bethesda Bagels (@bethesdabagels) January 10, 2019 Franchot recognized Bethesda Bagels for “providing fresh-baked bagels […]

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November 5, 2018 | Douglas Tallman

Ashman, Franchot Talk Politics in Gaithersburg

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot visited Gaithersburg on Monday to get in some last-minute politicking in Crown in Gaithersburg, meeting up with Mayor Jud Ashman. We met with the two to talk about what they expect to happen on Election Day on Tuesday.

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August 9, 2018 | Staff Writer

Tax-Free Week Starts Sunday

Maryland college students can also win $2,500 scholarship During Tax-Free Week, any single qualifying article of clothing or footwear priced $100 or less — regardless of how many items are purchased at the same time — will be exempt from the state’s 6 percent sales tax. The first $40 of any backpack or bookbag purchase […]

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