Peter Franchot

Task force on tap for Peter Franchot as Maryland lawmakers approve study of his alcohol regulation role

Task force on tap for Peter Franchot as Maryland lawmakers approve study of his alcohol regulation role

The Maryland Senate on Wednesday approved a plan to study whether Comptroller Peter Franchot should continue to regulate the state’s alcohol industry — legislation inspired by a fight over beer policy between lawmakers and the Democratic comptroller.

Without discussion, the chamber voted 42-3 to create a task force to examine whether the comptroller’s office “is the most appropriate agency to ensure the safety and welfare of the residents of Maryland.” The House of Delegates approved the measure earlier this month,

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