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Peter Franchot

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Harford lawmakers line up against teacher pension shift

    With less than a month before the 2012 Maryland General Assembly session adjourns, Harford County's legislators are just beginning to scrape the surface of what they hope to accomplish during this year's session. That's not to say, however, that they...
  • O'Malley to endorse Garagiola

    O'Malley to endorse Garagiola
    Updated: With quotes from Garagioa and O'Malley.  The state's top Democrat will weigh into one of the most competitive primary election in Maryland on Thursday. Gov.Martin O'Malleywill back state Sen. Rob Garagiola in his bid to capture the nomination...
  • Howard residents share thoughts on congressional and state redistricting

    Howard County residents had the opportunity Tuesday to weigh in on how the state's congressional and legislative districts will look for the next 10 years, and while their thoughts were largely conceptual, a couple of themes were common: Keep...
  • 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...
  • In Maryland, slots share the spotlight

    In Maryland, slots share the spotlight
    Maryland voters will flock to the polls today, lured by a momentous presidential election but also called to decide on slot-machine gambling and to settle one of the most competitive congressional races in the country. Expected record turnout could...
  • Hughes' Journey

    The living room of the headmaster's house at the Gunston Day School is tastefully furnished with wingback chairs and a grand piano. But when former Gov. Harry Hughes enters with his lunch on a recent visit, he takes the worst possible seat - a brown...