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Peter Franchot

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  • State Center debate

    State Center debate
    State legislative analysts have raised some valid questions about the O'Malley administration's plans to move forward with a long-delayed public-private partnership to redevelop the aging State Center office complex into a mixed-use, transit oriented...
  • Make late start a non-starter [Editorial]

    Make late start a non-starter  [Editorial]
    Students go back to school for the first time Tuesday in only one school system in Maryland. That would be Worcester County, home of Ocean City where the lure of sun, sand — and the availability of teen labor — convinced the local school board...
  • Obama to make public plea in Maryland

    Obama to make public plea in Maryland
    President Barack Obama will make his case for reopening the federal government at a construction firm in Maryland on Thursday as a political solution to end the 2-day-old shutdown remains elusive. Obama will visit the Rockville office of Baltimore-based...
  • Board OKs plan to build Purple Line with private partner

    Board OKs plan to build Purple Line with private partner
    The Board of Public Works gave its blessing Wednesday to an O'Malley administration plan to contract with a private sector partner to build, operate and help finance a $2.2 billion light rail line in the Washington suburbs. The board action clears the...
  • Franchot urges veto of wind farm curb

    Franchot urges veto of wind farm curb
    Comptroller Peter Franchot urged Gov. Martin O'Malley on Wednesday to veto a bill that would halt a major wind energy project on the Eastern Shore, arguing that Somerset County desperately needs the jobs the project would generate. Franchot wrote in a...
  • Residents urged to seek free tax prep

    Residents urged to seek free tax prep
    An estimated 20,000 households in Baltimore City are missing out on tax refunds, leaving unclaimed some $50 million that advocates said could help lift them out of poverty. IRS Commissioner John Koskinen marked Friday, the first day his agency started...
  • Obama pressures GOP on debt at College Park appearance

    Obama pressures GOP on debt at College Park appearance
    After weeks of negotiating behind the scenes, President Barack Obama came to the University of Maryland on Friday in an effort to convince the public that lawmakers could find compromise in their talks over raising nation's $14.3 trillion debt ceiling....
  • State budget surplus greater than expected

    State budget surplus greater than expected
    Maryland finished the most recent budget year with nearly $1 billion in unspent funds, a surplus that was more than 50 percent higher than expected, mostly due to stronger-than-anticipated income tax receipts, officials said Thursday. "It is...
  • Want an app? There could be a tax for that

    Want an app? There could be a tax for that
    That download of an Angry Birds app, Katy Perry song, or "Captain America" movie could end up costing consumers more, thanks to a "digital products" tax proposal that's being pushed in Annapolis this year by Gov. Martin O'Malley. The bill is part of a...
  • Franchot puts heat on Baltimore County schools

    State Comptroller Peter Franchot plans to post an online petition on his agency's web site Thursday to help Baltimore County parents put pressure on the county school administration to take action to put air-conditioning into schools that now offer no...
  • Company challenges award of travel plaza contract

    Company challenges award of travel plaza contract
    The multimillion-dollar contract to turn Maryland's travel plazas on Interstate 95 over to an out-of-state company is being challenged by a Bethesda-based firm that says the bidding process favored the eventual winner. HMSHost has filed a protest with...