Peter Franchot

August 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Public Works Votes to Keep Road Widening Project Moving Along

The Maryland Board of Public Works voted 2-1 Wednesday to award a public-private partnership to Accelerate Maryland Partners of Tysons, Va., to ease traffic congestion along Routes 270 and 495. Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot approved the plans that include replacing the American Legion Bridge and adding two high occupancy toll lanes […]

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August 5, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Tax-Free Week Starts Sunday: Here’s What Qualifies

Marylander shoppers will save six-percent on many purchases next week. Sunday kicks off Maryland’s Tax Free Week when certain items are exempt from the state sales tax. Clothing and footwear costing $100 or less, per item, are not subject to Maryland six-percent sales tax, according to a news release. The first $40 of a backpack […]

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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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March 31, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Franchot Urges State to ‘Sever All Ties’ With Redfield After His Coronavirus Origin Comments

After former CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said he believes the coronavirus most likely “escaped” from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is calling on the state to cut ties with Redfield, who was appointed a public health senior adviser to Maryland’s coronavirus response team on March 2. “I am of the […]

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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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March 11, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

Franchot: State Income Tax Filing Deadline Extended to July 15

The deadline to file state income taxes in Maryland has been extended by three months to July 15, Comptroller Peter Franchot announced Thursday. This extension is due to state and federal legislation related to 2020 tax filings and economic relief for taxpayers impacted by COVID-19, the Comptroller’s Office says. It applies to individual, pass-through fiduciary […]

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February 18, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Franchot: El 98% de los Pagos de Estímulo se Procesarán el Viernes

El Contralor de Maryland, Peter Franchot, dijo que el 98% de los pagos de estímulo a individuos, emitidos bajo la Ley RELIEF de 2021, se procesarán el viernes 19 de febrero. El lunes, el gobernador Larry Hogan firmó la Ley (RELIEF) de Recuperación de la Economía, Medios de Sustentos, Industrias, Emprendedores y Familias , que […]

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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 18, 2020 | Maryam Shahzad

Comptroller Franchot Endorses Klobuchar for President

State Comptroller Peter Franchot endorsed Sen. Amy Klobuchar for president on Sunday. Klobuchar (D-Minn.) announced her candidacy for the 2020 presidential race in Feb. 2019. She was the first woman to be elected to the U.S. Senate from Minnesota in 2006.  Franchot, a Democrat, has been comptroller since 2007. He announced his run for governor […]

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