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Peter Franchot

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  • 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...
  • Western Md. Democrats may get 2014 preview

    Western Maryland Democrats may get a preview of the 2014 gubernatorial race Saturday as the likely contenders for the party's nomination converge on the Rocky Gap resort in Allegany County. While much of the official agenda is focused on this November'...
  • Fulton Elementary volunteer plucks a Golden Apple

    Fulton Elementary volunteer plucks a Golden Apple
    Lisa Schlossnagle is accustomed to giving her time to Fulton Elementary School. As a parent and volunteer, she spends time aiding teachers in her daughters' classrooms, representing the school as its PTA delegate, and attending countywide meetings...
  • Ire grows after Towson president cuts teams

    Ire grows after Towson president cuts teams
    Towson University baseball coach Mike Gottlieb got the call March 8 at 9:07 a.m. — a time he has committed to memory. We need you to meet with us at 9:45 a.m., athletic director Mike Waddell told him. Call your players and tell them to come, too,...
  • Franchot is latest Democrat to reject congressional map

    Comptroller Peter Franchot has become the latest prominent Democrat to reject the congressional redistricting map drawn by Gov. Martin O'Malley and the General Assembly, urging Marylanders to vote it down at the polls Nov. 6. During a radio appearance...
  • State pension board faces tough call

    Maryland's $37 billion state pension system may lower its expectations of what it can earn on investments — a decision with potentially significant consequences for retirees and Maryland taxpayers. Trustees of the system — which covers more...
  • Reject the Maryland gerrymander

    Kathleen Dumais' op-ed ("Md. congressional map is fair, legal," Oct. 29) contained several inaccuracies. I am very familiar with the redistricting process since I attended most of the public hearings conducted by the Governor's Redistricting Advisory...
  • As DGA run ends, O'Malley likely to stay on national stage

    As DGA run ends, O'Malley likely to stay on national stage
    President Barack Obama no longer needs Gov. Martin O'Malley as a top campaign surrogate, and the Democratic Governors Association is set to elect someone else as its chairman on Monday when the group meets in Los Angeles. But neither development is...
  • Franchot endorses Delaney

    Democratic House candidate John Delaney secured the support of state comptroller Peter Franchot on Tuesday, the latest in a series of high-profile endorsements for the Potomac businessman in his bid for the nomination in Maryland's 6th Congressional...