Maryland's chief tax collector said a decision striking down the state's digital ad tax should not be appealed.
Maryland should repeal a 2013 law that links automatic gas tax increases to inflation and other factors, according to the state’s top tax collector, who is also a candidate for governor. Maryland is a week away from an 18% increase in the state gas tax based on a formula set in 2013. Comptroller Peter Franchot […]
Maryland's top tax collector is urging Gov. Larry Hogan and Democratic legislative leaders to call a special session to address the largest gas tax increase in a decade.
Maryland’s top tax collector is calling on local and municipal governments to reduce their property taxes in the coming year. With the close of the General Assembly session, many of the state’s 24 major political subdivisions are finalizing their respective budgets for the coming fiscal year. In part, those budgets will be funded by assessments […]
Gov. Larry Hogan and Comptroller Peter Franchot, who often have been allies on the Board of Public Works, are at sharp odds over the governor’s comments last week about police funding. Hogan, in an announcement last week and subsequent fundraising email, described calls to defund or abolish police departments “left-wing lunacy.” Franchot, a Democrat running […]
Law firms and other professional services received pandemic aid disproportionate to the number of jobs actually lost in those professions, Maryland officials said in an oversight hearing.
An intermediate appellate court has upheld the dismissal of a $38 million lawsuit filed by a class of Maryland taxpayers who sued the state comptroller after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the state’s “piggyback tax.” The Court of Special Appeals found, in an opinion filed last week, that the taxpayers must exhaust administrative remedies […]
Bryan P. Sears, The Daily Record’s government reporter, updates us on the Maryland General Assembly’s 2019 session. We talk about Comptroller Peter Franchot fighting with Democratic lawmakers in Annapolis, the cost of school funding, tax cuts and a lot more. Sen. Bill Ferguson also talks about his bill to improve transparency in Opportunity Zone investments.
A request for a $60 million expansion and renovation of the Southwest Airline terminal at BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport led to a rare public disagreement between the governor and comptroller on the handling of a controversial change in landing patterns at the airport.
Maryland’s top tax collector blasted lawmakers over a potential special session to lay the groundwork for legalized sports betting, saying the prospect of such a meeting is “a big mistake given the election year we’re in.” Comptroller Peter Franchot, a Democrat who has frequently butted heads with legislative leaders of his own party, took to […]
An unsuccessful attempt to unfetter the state's craft brewing industry will return to Annapolis in 2019 "with more bells and whistles,” if Comptroller Peter V.R. Franchot has his way.
ANNAPOLIS — A law creating a new sexual harassment policy in the Maryland General Assembly is headed to the Senate after a unanimous vote Monday. The passage of the bill by a 138-0 comes as both the House and Senate rush to give final approval to bills in their respective chambers in order to give them […]