Comptroller Peter Franchot

January 9, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Comptroller Peter Franchot Announces Run for Governor in 2022

State Comptroller Peter Franchot, 72, announced his plan to run for governor in 2022 at Denizens Brewing Co. in Silver Spring on Monday. He is the first person to announce their candidacy for the position.  Standing before a crowd of more than 50 people at @DenizensBrewing in Silver Spring, Maryland Comptroller @peterfranchot says he’s absolutely […]

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January 3, 2020 | Douglas Tallman

Franchot, Hogan Agree on Highway-Widening Plan

A massive highway widening project, designed to relieve congestion on the Capital Beltway and I-270, had stalled in Annapolis, but will now go forward after Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot agreed to limit the scope of the first phase. On Friday, Hogan sent out a brief tweet saying he and Franchot had reached […]

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December 3, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Advocates Call For Limiting Vape Products to Teenagers

COLLEGE PARK — To cut back on the marked increase of e-cigarette use by teenagers, advocates called for limiting the access of electronic smoking devices at the first meeting of a task force to determine the state’s next regulatory steps. The advocates called on increased taxes to put the cost out of reach for teens […]

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November 26, 2019 | Douglas Tallman

Franchot to Convene Task Force on Electronic Smoking Devices

A Maryland task force meets for the first time Tuesday in College Park to examine the public health and safety implications of electronic smoking devices. Created by Comptroller Peter Franchot, the state’s chief regulator of tobacco, the “e-facts Task Force” will produce a final report in early 2020, in time for the Maryland General Assembly […]

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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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