Video: Comptroller Franchot talks about negative impact of gas tax

Comptroller Peter Franchot says any increase in the gas tax will have “a direct negative impact on Maryland’s very feeble economy.” In this video with Len Lazarick of he talks about his relations with Gov. Martin O’Malley and what has turned him into a fiscal conservative.

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Len Lazarick

Len Lazarick was the founding editor and publisher of and is currently the president of its nonprofit corporation and chairman of its board He was formerly the State House bureau chief of the daily Baltimore Examiner from its start in April 2006 to its demise in February 2009. He was a copy editor on the national desk of the Washington Post for eight years before that, and has spent decades covering Maryland politics and government.

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous

    Good interview Len. Maybe Mr. Franchot should invite Miller & Busch in to take a good look at the fiscal reports that come across his desk on a daily basis. Whether it is a nation, state or personal budget, you cannot continually spend more than you take in. The state cannot always turn to regressive tax grabs to “solve” the deficit, then raise budget spending throwing the state BACK into deficit only to demand more taxes. That type of fiscal planning is truly the definition of insanity!  MSM won’t be talking about MD’s 48th out of 50 in growth of wages while O’Malley’s on his quest to become POTUS in 2016 & Miller sober predictions about a “DOOMSDAY” budget for MD. Maybe we need a PR campaign, like FLOTUS, talking about how an OBESE state budget destroys the fiscal health of MD hurting every resident from Western MD to the Atlantic coast.

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