Peter Franchot

September 22, 2021 | Andrea Sarralde

En el Debate de Candidatos a Gobernador se Trató el Tema de Derechos de los Inquilinos

Los candidatos demócratas a gobernador de Maryland discutieron los derechos de los inquilinos, la necesidad de que los inquilinos tengan representación legal, viviendas asequibles y la crisis de desalojo, durante un debate de dos horas presentado por la Alianza de inquilinos del condado de Montgomery en asociación con Montgomery Community Media. El debate se llevó […]

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September 22, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Watch the Gubernatorial Debate in Silver Spring on Renters’ Rights

Maryland Democratic gubernatorial candidates discussed renters’ rights, the need for tenants to have legal representation, affordable housing and the eviction crisis during a two-hour debate presented by the Montgomery County Renters Alliance in partnership with Montgomery Community Media. It was held at the Silver Spring Civic Center Tuesday evening. Comptroller of Maryland Peter Franchot, former […]

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September 21, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates Debate Evictions, Affordable Housing

Six Democratic gubernatorial candidates generally agreed that Maryland should protect its renters and that if they were elected to replace Gov. Larry Hogan they would provide free legal representation and other assistance for renters. Comptroller of Maryland Peter Franchot, former Maryland Attorney General Doug Gansler, former Obama Administration official Ashwani Jain, Rhodes Scholar and combat […]

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August 11, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

Board of Public Works Votes to Keep Road Widening Project Moving Along

The Maryland Board of Public Works voted 2-1 Wednesday to award a public-private partnership to Accelerate Maryland Partners of Tysons, Va., to ease traffic congestion along Routes 270 and 495. Gov. Larry Hogan and Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot approved the plans that include replacing the American Legion Bridge and adding two high occupancy toll lanes […]

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August 5, 2021 | Michelle Queen

Maryland Tax-Free Week Starts Sunday: Here’s What Qualifies

Marylander shoppers will save six-percent on many purchases next week. Sunday kicks off Maryland’s Tax Free Week when certain items are exempt from the state sales tax. Clothing and footwear costing $100 or less, per item, are not subject to Maryland six-percent sales tax, according to a news release. The first $40 of a backpack […]

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April 29, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Candidates for Maryland’s 2022 Gubernatorial Race: Who’s In? Who’s Out?

Candidates are starting to announce their candidacy for Maryland’s 2022 gubernatorial election. Maryland’s current governor, Larry Hogan (R), is ineligible to run for reelection due to term limits. Here’s a look at who is in, who is out, and who is up in the air when it comes to putting their hat in the ring […]

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April 24, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

Former Education Secretary Under Obama Announces Bid for Maryland Governor

The field of candidates for Maryland’s 2022 gubernatorial election continues to grow. Most recently, John King, the former Education Secretary under President Barack Obama, put his hat in the ring and is putting education at the forefront of his campaign. King, a Silver Spring resident, announced his candidacy Tuesday morning on social media, with a […]

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March 31, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Franchot Urges State to ‘Sever All Ties’ With Redfield After His Coronavirus Origin Comments

After former CDC Director Dr. Robert Redfield said he believes the coronavirus most likely “escaped” from a laboratory in Wuhan, China, Maryland Comptroller Peter Franchot is calling on the state to cut ties with Redfield, who was appointed a public health senior adviser to Maryland’s coronavirus response team on March 2. “I am of the […]

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March 17, 2021 | Deirdre Byrne

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IRS Extends Tax Filing Deadline to May 17

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS) are extending the deadline to file 2020 federal income taxes from April 15 to May 17. The IRS said in a statement that it will provide further guidance on the extension in the coming days. The guidance is likely to be related to tax law changes issued in […]

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March 11, 2021 | Bryan Gallion

Franchot: State Income Tax Filing Deadline Extended to July 15

The deadline to file state income taxes in Maryland has been extended by three months to July 15, Comptroller Peter Franchot announced Thursday. This extension is due to state and federal legislation related to 2020 tax filings and economic relief for taxpayers impacted by COVID-19, the Comptroller’s Office says. It applies to individual, pass-through fiduciary […]

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