Comptroller Peter Franchot

April 29, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Candidates for Maryland’s 2022 Gubernatorial Race: Who’s In? Who’s Out?

Candidates are starting to announce their candidacy for Maryland’s 2022 gubernatorial election. Maryland’s current governor, Larry Hogan (R), is ineligible to run for reelection due to term limits. Here’s a look at who is in, who is out, and who is up in the air when it comes to putting their hat in the ring […]

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April 24, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Former Education Secretary Under Obama Announces Bid for Maryland Governor

The field of candidates for Maryland’s 2022 gubernatorial election continues to grow. Most recently, John King, the former Education Secretary under President Barack Obama, put his hat in the ring and is putting education at the forefront of his campaign. King, a Silver Spring resident, announced his candidacy Tuesday morning on social media, with a […]

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April 15, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Franchot Reminds Marylanders that Tax Filing Deadline Moved from April 15 to July 15

A reminder that April 15 is not tax day this year. That’s because Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot extended the state income tax filing deadline by three months until July 15, 2021. “You won’t have any interest applied, you won’t have any penalties, you simply keep for 90 says the money that you owe the state of […]

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April 14, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Lt. Gov. Rutherford Will Not Run for Governor in 2022

Maryland Lt. Gov. Boyd Rutherford (R) will not run for governor in 2022, he announced Wednesday. “This was a decision that I made with my family’s best interest in mind,” Rutherford said in a statement. “I greatly enjoyed my time as Lieutenant Governor over the last six years and I am looking forward to what […]

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March 17, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

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IRS Extends Tax Filing Deadline to May 17

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are extending the deadline to file 2020 federal income taxes from April 15 to May 17. The IRS said in a statement that it will provide further guidance on the extension in the coming days. The guidance is likely to be related to tax law changes issued in […]

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February 17, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Franchot: 98% of RELIEF Act Stimulus Payments Will be Processed by Friday 

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot said 98% of stimulus payments to individuals, issued under the RELIEF Act of 2021, will be processed by Friday, Feb. 19. On Monday, Gov. Larry Hogan signed the Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs and Families (RELIEF) Act, which will provide about 400,000 eligible recipients with direct stimulus payments, among other […]

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February 10, 2021 | Staff Writer

Franchot Describes Run for Governor in 2022 as ‘Spirited Campaign of Young Ideas’

Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot recently commented on his plans to run for governor of Maryland in 2022. He initially announced that he was running for the position in January 2020. “Over the next few months, I’m going to lay out my vision for our state’s future. It begins with protecting Maryland’s families, workers, and small […]

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February 9, 2021 | Jordan Lindsay

Franchot Calls for Additional COVID-19 Stimulus Relief Funding to Help Those in ‘Desperate Condition’

Comptroller Peter Franchot says more needs to be done to help Marylanders struggling throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Franchot estimates that to be about a third of Maryland residents. In a recent response to the Senate’s amendments regarding Governor Hogan’s RELIEF Act of 2021, Franchot commended Senate President Ferguson and senators for proposing additional much-needed aid. […]

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January 12, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

Hogan Propone Pagos Directos como Parte del Nuevo Paquete de Ayuda de Mil Millones

El gobernador Larry Hogan presentó el lunes un paquete de estímulo de mil millones de dólares que incluye pagos directos a los residentes de Maryland que califiquen. La Ley de Recuperación para la Economía, Medios de Vida, Industrias, Empresarios y Familias (RELIEF) debe ser aprobada por la legislatura estatal antes de que entre en vigencia. […]

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January 11, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Hogan Proposes Direct Stimulus Payments as Part of New $1 Billion Relief Package

Gov. Larry Hogan introduced a $1 billion stimulus and tax relief package Monday that includes direct stimulus payments to qualifying Marylanders. The Recovery for the Economy, Livelihoods, Industries, Entrepreneurs and Families (RELIEF) Act must be passed by the state legislature before it can take effect. The 2021 legislative session begins Wednesday, and Hogan said he […]

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