Tag: Peter Franchot
The brief speeches at the Maryland State Education Association assembly on Saturday were clearly less important than the 20-page questionnaire the candidates had filled out to win the endorsement of the state’s largest union, the 76,000-strong educators.Read More
Comptroller Franchot adamant on state’s need for 2nd stimulus package.Read More
State Roundup: Upbeat revenue numbers, but fiscal leaders urge caution; hotel industry said to need state aid
Hotel industry said to need state aid; fiscal leaders urge caution despite upbeat revenue numbersRead More
BPW spares millions from cuts, but Hogan warns $205M still must go.Read More
Tough choices are ahead for state lawmakers and officials, State Comptroller Peter Franchot warns.Read More
State tax payments for 2019 made by July 15 will occur no interest or penalty for lateness, Maryland’s comptroller said.Read More
House subcommittee kills proposal to tax some services as way to pay for Kirwan education reforms; meanwhile the House is on track to pass that sweeping education reform plan; as state raises it COVID-19 alert, Gov. Hogan seeks access to rainy day fund to help pay for fighting the virus; Board of Public Works OKs $8.9 million to three exonerees; citing Kavanaugh hearing ‘travesty,’ Republican lawmakers urged to vote against bill to give survivors of child sexual abuse more time to sue their abusers; Senate committee moves crime bills forward; Hogan meets with candidates in Baltimore’s mayor’s race; and Dem presidential candidate Joe Biden racking up endorsements in Maryland.Read More
Gov. Hogan is asking the federal government for more visas for foreign workers to aid the state’s seafood industry; override of vetoed bill to provide tuition exemption for some undocumented immigrants set for this month; lawmakers says Redskins owner pushing legalized sports betting to keep stadium in Maryland; state prisons severely understaffed; legislators unlikely to give boost to 5G firms to build towers; bill would offer tax credits to long-distance commuters; Hogan budget designated $7.6 million for Carroll County projects; 2022 gubernatorial hopeful Peter Franchot already has $1.6 million in campaign coffers; and Baltimore County OKs gun shop security bill.Read More
Former Senate President Mike Miller calls for addressing Baltimore’s crime problem in lengthy floor speech; Comptroller Peter Franchot confirms run for governor; Iran resolution passes house with all but one Maryland vote; online ad tax proposed; hospital op-ed praises state’s system; Hogan suggests retirement tax break for emergency responders; Morgan State University announces consideration of partnership for medical school; Baltimore youth fund under scrutiny; lawmakers from around the state discuss 2020 session and start meeting as delegations; judge rules against tenants in presidential son-in-law’s case; Brown picks a presidential candidate; Mia Mason will challenge Rep. Andy Harris; MVA working on REAL ID; tourism official calls for more CEOs to visit GarrettRead More
State revenue estimates are down $783 million over the next two years, biggest write-down since 2010
Maryland tax revenues are expected to be down $365 million this fiscal year and another $418 million in fiscal 2018, a $783 million drop in what the state can spend, eating up all this year’s projected budget surplus. The estimate revision is the largest projected write-down since 2010, when the state was in the midst of recession recovery and the panel was off by 5%. “These are significant reductions in our estimates, and reflect the volatility that Maryland’s economy continues to experience,” Comptroller Peter Franchot said.Read More
Watching elected officials punish school children for alleged sins of other public officials is painful and embarrassing.Read More
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