Tag Archives: Comptroller Peter V. R. Franchot

Board approves $553,000 to buy Steinway pianos for Bowie State

ANNAPOLIS — Bowie State University’s Fine and Performing Arts Center will be an all-Steinway piano program. The Maryland Board of Public Works voted 2-1 on Wednesday to approve $553,000 to buy four concert grand pianos and 28 Steinway-designed pianos, for ...

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Maryland business executives find few reasons for optimism

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland business executives delivered a mixed economic forecast Tuesday, tempering any reasons for optimism with caveats and warnings about pitfalls for the state in the coming months. Banks can’t find enough qualified borrowers looking for money, and consumers ...

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Maryland delegate to get $427K to preserve farm

ANNAPOLIS — The state will pay a Western Maryland lawmaker $427,000 to preserve his Garrett County farm under a conservation deal that has drawn sharp criticism from a top state official. Del. Wendell R. Beitzel defended his participation in the ...

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Western Maryland delegate gets $427K from state

Del. Wendell R. Beitzel, a Republican representing Garrett and Allegany counties, was granted a $427,000 conservation easement Wednesday by the Board of Public Works. The easement, part of the Rural Legacy Program, will keep Beitzel’s farm in Garrett County from ...

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Maryland tax revenue estimate increased by $195M

ANNAPOLIS — Maryland has boosted its revenue projections for fiscal 2012 by $195 million, but anticipates slower economic growth over the next two years, the state’s top tax collector said Wednesday. Better-than-expected individual income tax payments drove the increase. But ...

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